Detectives in Nairobi are holding two people who were arrested after luring a man in a dating site and robbing him Sh453,000 on Saturday night.
According to the statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects used their female colleague in a dating site to lay a trap for the man whose name has not been disclosed.
They then took him to Imara Daima Estate in Nairobi where they robbed him at gunpoint.
The police have launched a manhunt for the two suspects on the run as their colleagues wait for arraignment tomorrow.
The police statement on Twitter read, “Detectives based at Lang’ata have arrested two Robbery with Violence suspects who extorted over Kshs. 453,000 from an Indian national after luring him to Muimara estate at Imara Daima in Nairobi through an online dating site.
“On the 22nd of September 2020, the lady suspect; Mary Mukii Kioko met the victim at the dating site before luring him to a house in the said estate, where on arrival three men joined them in the room.
“Jointly, the gang tortured the victim forcing him to reveal his ATM and Mpesa pins after which they withdrew the said amount through various avenues and later dumped him along Mombasa Road near Sameer Business Park.
“Acting on intelligence, the detectives raided Hse no. 114 of the said estate, where the two named suspects were nabbed while two other known suspects; Benard Mbusu (house owner) and David Moses Limiri escaped over the perimeter wall.
“Search conducted in the house led to the confiscation of six mobile phones, a PDQ Coop Bank machine, assorted ATM cards, Coop Bank Agent book among other items.
“The two nabbed suspects placed in custody pending arraignment, with officers launching a manhunt for the escapees.”
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