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4 arrested in a suspected motorcycle theft syndicate.

Some of the suspects who were nabbed changing the identity of a motorcycle stolen from a victim in Eastleigh Nairobi.

Police in Thika have arrested four suspects who might be involved in what is believed to be a motorcycle theft syndicate.

Acting on a lead from a victim, the police raided a motorcycle shop opposite the Oil Libya Petrol Station on Kenyatta Highway-General Kago Road roundabout and caught the suspects red-handed dismantling the tracking system of the stolen motorcycle and replacing its number plate with a different one.

Confirming the incident, Thika West OCPD Willy Simba said that a motorcycle registration number KMEB 278G belonging to Joshua Ochieng was reported stolen on May 19 2018 in Eastleigh area of Nairobi County. Upon tracing it using its installed tracking device, they followed it to Thika and found it being dismantled at the shop.

“We have already closed the shop for further investigation to ascertain if the other motorbikes are actually stolen. Otherwise, we will hand over the suspects to the police in Nairobi since the case was first reported at Eastleigh Patrol Base,” explained the OCPD.

The suspects were identified as Isaac Abdulahi Hassan who the owner of the shop, Ibrahim Gima Lila, his employee, David Maina Kamau, the mechanic who was caught dismantling the tracking device and Mariko Marko Ouko, the man believed to be the one who stole the motorcycle from Nairobi.

Sources privy to the operations at the shop say that there has been suspicious activities with some people insinuating that the operator might be involved in a big motorcycle theft syndicate that see bikes stolen around Nairobi, Ruiru, Juja and Thika dismantled and transformed to be sold in the Northern Kenya region and Somaliland.

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