Detectives today detained two motor vehicles used by a gang three days ago in a car breaking incident.
“Hawk-eyed sleuths that have been hot on the trail of a suspected delinquent ring intercepted the two vehicles on diverse locations within the city, hoping to net therein members of the gang that broke into a Toyota Prado at the Nyali City Mall,” the police said.
However, the detectives established that the occupants of the cars at that time were innocent Kenyans.
They had leased the two cars to run errands.
Further investigations reveal that on the fateful day when the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) vehicle was broken into, the intercepted cars had been hired out to different persons who turned out to be criminals.
Valuables worth over Sh700,000 had been stolen in the Sunday morning incident, and detectives have been pursuing the perpetrators captured in CCTV footages obtained along the mall.
The car hire agencies affected have since been summoned at the Nyali DCI offices, as the manhunt for the suspects continue.