Police have arrested five suspected gangsters who were captured on CCTV casually robbing a woman of her handbag at gun point and walking away.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Sunday said the five suspects were apprehended in Mombasa.
"Detectives based in Mombasa have today (Sunday) arrested five suspects in connection with a robbery in Aldina and Makande area," said DCI in a tweet.
The five suspects have been identified as Brighton Naiya Manyala, Mohamed Hassan, Chris Odhiambo Omondi, Evans Munyoki Mburiro and Mutonyi Nzamba.
Two motorcycles one which was used during the robbery have also been confiscated.
The police said they were pursuing other suspects connected to the incident.
Detectives based in Mombasa have today arrested 5 suspects in connection with a robbery in Aldina & Makande area. The suspects-Brighton Naiya Manyala, Mohamed Hassan, Chris Odhiambo Omondi, Evans Munyoki Mburiro & Mutonyi Nzamba-were captured on camera robbing a lady at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/1hf1OEg9T9
-- DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 24, 2019
An undated amateur video clip which captured the incident shows three men walking past a woman t an M-Pesa shop before two of them turn around and confront her while brandishing a gun.
The visibly terrified woman surrenders her handbag without any resistance while a third man disappears from the frame, surfacing seconds later with a motorcycle which the three suspects use to flee the crime scene.
Two of the armed robbers are in red caps while the third one who riding the getaway motorcycle has his head covered with a jumper.