Four arrested on suspicion of being part of a car theft syndicate – PHOTOS

Detectives drawn from Flying Squad on Thursday arrested four people in Ngong who were in possession of a car that was stolen from Central Police Station, Nairobi in April.

The four, identified as Zacharia Maina, Stephen Ndungu, Francis Karuthi and James Kamau, are said to be part of a car theft syndicate which has been operating within Nairobi.

STOLEN VEHICLE

In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the four had already changed details of the stolen vehicle and were planning to sell it.

Spare parts 1 - Four arrested on suspicion of being part of a car theft syndicate – PHOTOS
The car spares parts which were recovered from the arrested suspects. PHOTO | COURTESY

“A motor vehicle Registration No. KBX 449A which was reported stolen from Central Police Station area on 7th April 2019 and initially white was found changed to black with number plates changed to KCL 390P. They were planning to sell it to unsuspecting buyer at Sh6.5 million,” the DCI said, adding that investigations into the incident are ongoing.

SPARE PARTS

According to the DCI, the syndicate’s operation also involves dismantling stolen vehicles and selling the spare parts.

Cases of cars being stolen and body parts being sold have been on the increase in the recent past, especially in Nairobi.

Last month, detectives arrested a suspect, identified as Duncan Ochieng, who is believed to be behind theft of cars in Umoja estate, Nairobi.

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