8 robbers killed in screwed-up mission at Industrial area

Police officers in patrol
Police officers in patrol. FILE


Police officers kill 8 suspected robbers who had broken into a godown at Industrial Area, Makadara Sub County on Sunday night.

According to the police statement, thieves had broken into Sihra Coffee Machinery Service and Gensham Wood Enterprises godowns and were loading goods into a waiting lorry, a Mitsubishi canter registration number KAS 340M.

“It was reported by the chief controller that there was a burglary and stealing at a godown along Lungalunga road opposite a shell petrol station. Police officers from industrial police station swung into action,” the report from filed under OB NO 37/23/08/2020 at Industrial Area police station read.

Police added that the robbers were over 12 people armed with pistols and pangas were performing the theft before the police arrived.

“They were challenged by officers to surrender but opened fire. The officers returned fire fatally injuring eight of them,” the report said.

Four armed suspects are said to have escaped with bullet injuries.
The incident that happened at 10 pm saw the officers recover two homemade pistols, a revolver and five pangas.

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