Kiambu based detectives are pursuing a dangerous and armed criminal gang that car-jacked a Ruaka resident on Friday, before disappearing with his Toyota Premio as he drove to his residence.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), the victim had pulled over by the apartment’s gate at Ruaka One River Apartments, unaware that a gang of three assailants was laying in wait for him.
As the gates opened, the driver’s window was suddenly smashed with an iron rod, before two shots were fired in the air from a pistol in an attempt to subdue him.
However, he managed to force his way into the parking lot, but before he could jump out of the car and scamper to safety, the trio caught up with him and roughed him up before grabbing his car keys and phone.
On receiving the report, DCI detectives based at Kiambaa launched a manhunt for the suspects.
The vehicle was found abandoned in Kagongo village, having been vandalized.
Detectives believe that the three suspects are part of a larger criminal syndicate operating within Kiambu County.
They have been targeting taxi drivers while posing as customers, only to turn against them at isolated places, then vandalize their vehicles.
” Some members of the syndicate have previously been arrested and arraigned in court.” Said the DCI
The DCI has cautioned Kenyans on this trend of crime.