Camera thief identified and equipment recovered after ‘CSI #KOT’ take over case
Photographer Esther Wanjiru has been relieved after recovering her canon 5D camera, which she had been robbed by a gang of thieves posing as NGO workers.
Through a Twitter post, the photographer described how she was duped in public by the robbers who pretended to buy her camera which she had listed for sale on OLX. Things came to a head when they threatened her with her gun.
Wanjiru’s Twitter post attracted a lot of attention after activist and politician Boniface Mwangi retweeted it and sparked uproar from netizens who disclosed the gang to be notorious of scheming such thefts.
was robbed 2 weeks ago, I posted a canon 5D on OLX, these guys called we talked with a lady who acted a secretary of an indian DR. in Aghakhan hospital parklands, made me trust them & robbed me in a public hospital & ran in a blue wingroad after gun threat when i tried to follow https://t.co/yyaDG3QteQ
— Stephene (@_stephen4109) December 5, 2017
According to Boniface Mwangi, the thief who robbed the photographer her equipment “poses as as an employee of a fake EU NGO or a camera buyer”. The thief and his gang has managed to pull off at least three robberies from three photographers in a week.
This man robbed photographer Eshter Wanjiru her equipment. This week alone, his gang has robbed 3 photographers,his accomplice has a gun. He poses as as an employee of a fake EU NGO or a camera buyer. Police are looking for him. pic.twitter.com/lAjhHd8Glz
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) December 4, 2017
The thieves however cowered from the publicity their vice has attracted following an announcement that the police are looking for them. As a result they returned the camera they stole.
The thief & his gang have returned the camera. Kenyans on Twitter Power! He called Eshter to meet at a hotel and sent a rider with the camera. Power of being shamed. Thank you all. https://t.co/b4gyalWe2V
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) December 6, 2017
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