Gang robs man of Sh500,000, gives him 3,000 for fare

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

Po­lice in Limuru have in­ten­si­fied day and night pa­trols at banks and other fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions af­ter a man was robbed of Sh500,000 at gun­point. Po­lice boss Sa­muel Obara yes­ter­day said five rob­bers spot­ted King’ori Kyago en­ter­ing an Eq­uity Bank ATM in Ruaka on Fri­day and fol­lowed him. They trailed his Toy­ota Prado and blocked his path when he branched to­wards Limuru town. A sus­pect in po­lice uni­form alighted and walked to­wards Kyago’s car, Obara said. Speak­ing at Tigoni po­lice sta­tion, he said the sus­pects or­dered Kyago to get into their car and drove away. “This was a well-planned rob­bery. The sus­pects pre­tended to be po­lice of­fi­cers in­spect­ing mo­torists. Kyago sus­pected they were rob­bers be­cause of how he was or­dered to open his car’s door,” Obara said. He said the vic­tim co­op­er­ated with the rob­bers, who were armed with pis­tols. Obara said Kyago was taken to Ki­ambu Road, op­po­site the Ki­ambu In­sti­tute of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy tea plan­ta­tion, where he was aban­doned. The rob­bers gave him Sh3,000 for fare and told him to col­lect his car at Rironi in Limuru.

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