A police officer from Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) stationed in Kasarani has been arrested in connection to a last week armed robbery incident in the area.
The suspect, Police Constable Geoffrey Korir Kiplangat, alongside three other persons yet to be apprehended, are said to have waylaid one Daniel Nyagaka at Thika Road mall before stealing Ksh.2.2 million and two HP laptops, valued at Ksh.134, 000 collectively, from his Toyota Mark X vehicle.
The assailants also wired Ksh.2 500 from the victim’s M-Pesa account to a number registered in Kiplangat’s name.
On the day in question, a charge says, Nyagaka had driven to Thika mall to allegedly procure a power saw from one Dillip Otieno Hongo, when the incident occurred.
Hongo is said to have arrived at the Mall’s parking lot with an individual who was not known to Nyagaka. Moments later, Kiplangat and his three accomplices confronted the trio, identifying themselves as police officers. One of the assailants was allegedly armed with a pistol.
The suspects handcuffed Nyagaka, Hongo and the yet to be identified man before ransacking the victim’s car where they found the cash and two laptops before fleeing the scene.
Nyagaka reported the incident to Kasarani Police Station who forwarded it to the DCI’s Special Crimes Unit who managed to track down and arrest Kiplangat after he was positively identified by the victim.
Upon searching Kiplangat’s residential apartment in Allsops area, sleuths recovered a Ceska pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition, a camouflage police trouser and jacket, one HP laptop, black papers resembling Kenyan currency and a certificate of appointment.
The suspect’s National ID, a red beret and crown badge were also confiscated.