Police in Nakuru have launched a hunt for a six-man gang that raided a family home in Nakuru, stole valuables and left one man nursing serious injuries.
According to the DCI, the heavily armed six-man gang held the family of seven hostage for nine hours before escaping with valuables worth hundreds of thousands .
The man of the house was reportedly attacked and badly injured while the rest were tied up as the gang ransacked the house for valuables.
“The hoodlums who weren’t in a hurry brazenly ransacked the entire house for over 9 hours, packing the four TV sets, four mobile phones, three gas cylinders, a HP laptop, fridge, mortar, bicycle, assorted clothings among other valuables
“To further milk the helpless family to the bones, they then transferred Sh80,000 from the daughter’s M-Pesa account, and another Sh61,800 from her bank account. Satisfied with their kill, they shamelessly loaded the items into the family’s Nissan NV200van, which they used to stage their daring escape at around 5.45am,” the DCI narrated.
After freeing themselves, the family took their injured keen to hospital and reported the matter at Bahati police station where detectives immediately initiated a search and recovery mission.
“Hours of scrupulous pursuit of the perpetrators led detectives to Nakuru’s Tuinuane area, where the stolen Nissan NV200 Reg No. KCX 125Y was found abandoned by the roadside,” DCI said.
The DCI has said its agents are working towards ensuring all the property stolen from the family is recovered and the perpetrators are arrested and charged.