Four arrested over theft of laptops in Nairobi hotels


Four arrested over theft of laptops in Nairobi hotels
The four suspects arrested for allegedly stealing laptops from unsuspecting people who attend meetings. PHOTOS| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Confirming the arrests, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said 15 laptops were recovered from the suspects who were arrested on Saturday afternoon.
  • According to police, the suspects masquerade as attendants of meetings and conferences before stealing laptops and other valuable electronics.

Police have arrested four suspects believed to be part of a theft syndicate that steals laptops from people attending meetings hosted in hotels within Nairobi.

Confirming the arrests, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said 15 laptops were recovered from the suspects who were arrested on Saturday afternoon.

“Four suspects were arrested by DCI detectives for the offence of stealing laptops from unsuspecting people who attend meetings. Fifteen laptops were recovered from the suspects,” said the DCI in a statement.

The DCI appealed to all those who lost their laptops while in a meeting or conference in a Nairobi hotel to visit the Kilimani Police Station with proof of ownership.

The laptops allegedly seized from the suspects arrested on Saturday. PHOTO| DCI

 

According to police, the suspects masquerade as attendants of meetings and conferences before stealing laptops and other valuable electronics.

The four who were arrested on Saturday were identified as Isaiah Aluodo Belek, 33, Amisi Erick Joseph, 39, George Mwangi Maina, 30, and Kevin Njagi Kariuki 22.

The suspects are set to be arraigned in court on Monday.

Here are photos of the four suspects:


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