Embu police search for two men caught on camera stealing
Embu East sub-county detectives have launched a manhunt for two men caught on CCTV stealing from a residential apartment in Kagari Trading Center in broad daylight on Thursday, August 25.
In a bold move, the suspects entered the building through the main door left unlocked and broke into four houses, where they took various household items including televisions, gas cylinders and laptops.
CCTV footage captured the incident from when the two casually dressed young men arrived at the apartment building around 2:40 p.m. to how they entered the houses using master key or claw bars to break locks, where keys have failed.
During the robbery which lasted approximately 30 minutes, the suspects could be seen taking turns carrying the loot to their waiting getaway sedan which was packed outside the door.
Confirming the incident, the area’s Deputy County Commissioner, Jane Waruinge, said a report of theft had been made by the affected occupants of the premises of Runyenjes Police Station and the matter was under investigation. ‘investigation.
“I am aware of the theft and it is a matter that we are following closely,” the DCC said Friday by telephone and called members of the public, who may have information, regarding the identities of the suspects to report to the police. .
The incident adds to rising cases of burglaries and robberies across the county, with members of the public accusing police of being lax in taming the crime.
Two weeks ago, thieves broke into the residence of Chief Magistrate of Embu, Henry Nyakwemba, and stole household items worth Ksh 105,000, while he was away.