Shock as petrol station robbed at midday in Nyamira


AK-47 rifle
AK-47 rifle

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Nyamira OCPD Rico Ngare said the two asked workers for directions to the manager’s office where they brandished their guns, warning attendants not to scream before taking the money and escaping.

He added that the robbers hijacked two cars outside the station, which they used to escape.

Ngare noted that while it was the norm for the station to bank its money daily, three days had elapsed before their earnings had been taken to the bank.

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The station’s employees expressed shock at the incident and urged police to carry out thorough investigations to net those responsible.

They noted that this was not the first robbery incident to take place at the premise.

The incident comes just days after a series of robberies that took place over the weekend in the same town where four people lost their lives.

In one of the incidents, two people were lynched in a foiled church robbery at Nyairicha Village of Bonyamatuta Chache location on Sunday after they were caught stealing.

Confirming the incident, area police boss Rico Ngare said the suspects were beaten by the irate mob before they were set ablaze.

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A resident who wished to remain anonymous told Citizen Digital that the two were well-known thugs who had been terrorizing area residents for a long time.

In the second incident, a suspected car robber was murdered and his body dumped near Nyamaiya Divisional headquarters on Saturday by unknown people, while in the third incident which took place at Riamanoti Village of Borabu Sub-County, a suspected thief was lynched in a foiled robbery.

The residents are now calling upon the County Government of Nyamira and all security agencies to ensure proper security within Nyamira Town to curb crime.

 

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