Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday arrested one suspect captured on CCTV breaking into a car in Mombasa.
The suspect, identified as Boris Mutua, was arrested at his home in Kiembeni by the detectives following a tip-off from members of the public, with bearings of a Toyota Ractis recovered.
“Following credible information from members of the public, a team of detectives lead by the CCIO Mombasa has arrested BORIS MUTUA MALAI from his home in Kiembeni and recovered a Toyota Ractis bearing Reg. No. KCX 726 Q.”
“The motor vehicle was captured on camera on 17/9/2020 bearing plate number KCU 113 P at a crime scene at Texas Building near Cinemax within Nyali where a car was broken into and valuables stolen from therein. Search for Mutua’s accomplices is ongoing” DCI said in a statement.
In the video which went viral on Social media after being shared by a Twitter user, two suspects are captured by the CCTV cameras talking a walk before attempting to break into a white car in the parking lot.
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They are aided by one of their other accomplice who comes driving in a vehicle and parks besides the crime scene. After futile attempts to break the car, the suspect goes to their car seemingly to pick a tool to break in the vehicle, after which he stels valuables on the back seat before they drove off.
Drivers have now been urged to take extra-careful measures and avoid leaving valuables in their vehicles when parking.