Police have launched a manhunt for the six robbers captured on CCTV ransacking an upscale private home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county.
A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke showed six casually clad men getting into the homestead and forcing the lady, who was sitting on the driver’s steering wheel, to open the door.
The CCTV footage, dated Sunday, June 12, captured the incident that is believed to have taken place at 2 a.m.
At first, the car’s occupant appeared to resist but the robbers started breaking the car’s windows using their machetes while others proceeded to the main house.
CCTV camera at a private property.
File One of the thugs, dressed in a black hoodie complete with a beanie hat, flashed a pistol at the victim before breaking the windscreen with a machete.
After a tussle that lasted for nearly a minute, the perpetrators managed to break into the car, ejected the individual and proceeded to ransack it. The criminal wearing a beanie hut was joined by his colleague who was bearing an AK47 which he kept pointing at the lady’s head.
In a separate 2-minute clip, the same men are seen dragging the owner of the house to the living room where they appeared to search for valuables.
They made away with a soundbar music system and a tablet among other items owned by the lady.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso confirmed that the police had opened investigations into the incident.
The incident came just three days after two armed thugs, who were caught on CCTV robbing a man in Kilimani, were sentenced to life in prison.
The duo had been charged with robbery with violence when stealing electronic devices worth Sh396,733 in the incident that occurred in June 2020.
The CCTV camera showed one of the thug hit the victim on the head with a gun while the other threatened him with a knife placed on his throat.
Below is the video:
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