Police gun down six suspected biscuit thieves in Thika
Kiambu county police commander Adiel Nyange has asked the administration of hospitals within the region to alert the police in the event that patients bearing bullet wounds visit their facilities for treatment.
The request follows Monday morning’s killing of six suspected robbers who nabbed stealing an assortment of goods from a biscuits manufacturing company, Sunveat Industries in Makongeni are of Thika by the police.
“I want to send a message to all hospitals within Thika and its outskirts to let us know of patients who seek treatment for gunshot wounds. As you treat, lets us know so that we can get to them,” said Mr Nyange.
According to the police commander, a gang of more than 12 robbers drilled a hole on the perimeter wall of the company, entered the premises and attacked the watchmen, one of whom was critically injured while the rest were tied up.
Nyange added that as the robbers begun stealing from the company, one watchman managed to contact the company’s supervisor who reached out to the police immediately and the officers who were on patrol moved into the premises.
“Our officers quickly moved into the company through the perimeter wall and confronted the robbers one of whom was in possession of a homemade gun capable of firing. In the process, six of the robbers were fatally injured while the rest managed to escape,” said the police commander.
Among the items that had been stolen were biscuits, electronics and other items. The officers also recovered the homemade gun.
Nyange warned criminals daring such moves again of similar stern action.
“Our officers are ready and set to guard the public and more so the residents of Kiambu. To the criminals, do not try anywhere in Kiambu but if you want to try you can do it because you will get the same does,” warned Mr Nyange.
He added that a manhunt for the rest of the gang members had been launched. Police are yet to identify the six.