Police have arrested three people in Mlolongo, Machakos County connected with vehicle breakage and theft.
The three; two men and a woman were arrested at Gateway Mall along Nairobi-Mombasa road.
Athi River Sub-county police commander Samuel Mukuusi confirmed the theft while addressing the press at his office on Monday.
“We have had several cases of vehicles’ breakages at Gateway Mall. Police arrested the three suspects and we are doing investigations to find out if they are part of the syndicate,” said Mukuusi.
Mr Mukuusi told journalists police officers, aided by security officers at the Gateway were able to ambush the suspects who had been captured on a CCTV camera breaking into vehicles.
According to the police commander, there were gunshots but no casualties were reported.
“The suspects include two men and a woman. This is an issue that has been happening for a long time along Mombasa road. We are determined to break the syndicate,” said Mukuusi.
“The suspects include two men and a woman. This is an issue that has been happening for a long time along Mombasa road. We are determined to break the syndicate,” he said.
“We want to investigate where the suspects live. We are doing our best as police service to ensure that we manage crimes in the entire Athi River sub-county,” he added.
Handbags and other things were recovered from the scene.
The culprits were taken to Mlolongo Police Station as the police launch investigation to the crime.