Detectives in Kenya have arrested a man suspected to be the mastermind behind the theft of mobile phones in the city and recovered hundreds of stolen phones.
The suspect, Jeremiah Mbugua, who operates a second-hand mobile phone shop at California House along Gaberone Street, was arrested following a raid at his shop where the stolen phones were found.
Also recovered were a software installation device, external storage devices, and universal flushing device interface gadgets popularly known as “ndongois.”
The raid was conducted by a team of detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) following a tip-off from members of the public. The suspect is currently in custody assisting the detectives with investigations.
The DCI said that the suspect had been under surveillance for some time and that the raid was a culmination of their investigations.
The recovered phones are believed to have been stolen from unsuspecting members of the public in various parts of the city.
The DCI has warned criminals who are involved in the theft of mobile phones to stop or face the full force of the law.
The arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the stolen phones is a major breakthrough in the fight against mobile phone theft. It is hoped that this will deter other criminals from engaging in this crime.
The DCI has urged members of the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police. They should also be careful not to leave their mobile phones unattended in public places.