Mbita: Daring robbers break into police station, steal four guns and bullets

for Tv47 Digital November 17, 2022, 07:30 PM
Robbers break into Kipasi Police Post
A sig post of Kipasi Police Post in Mbita, Homa Bay County. Robbers broke into the facility on November 16 night and stole four guns and over 100 bullets.

In Summary

  • Preliminary investigations have revealed that officers who were supposed to be on duty on Wednesday night were not present when the robbery occurred. The police post is usually manned by six officers.
  • It is reported that the robbers went through a window at the office that used to house a chief and broke into a steel box that had the guns.

    Police in Mbita sub-County, Homa Bay County, are investigating an incident where a daring gang broke into a police station and stole guns.

    The gang broke into Kipasi Police Post on Wednesday, November 16 night and stole four guns. 

    In an incident that has exposed the police in the county, the unknown number of robbers also stole 110 bullets from the armoury.

    It is not clear how the gang was able to execute the robbery at a site that used to house the office of Lambwe Central location chief.

    Confirming the incident, Homa Bay County Police Commander Samson Kinne says that the stolen guns were; three G3 and one AK-47 rifles with serial numbers G3 S/NO. A3 6699056, G3 S/NO. 6593403, G3 FMP 402994 and AK-47 NO. 4913650 respectively.

    A police report also adds that the 110 bullets included; 80 rounds of 7.62 millimetre and 30 rounds of 7.62 millimetre special ammunition.

    Mbita Constituency chiefs have been mobilised to help police in tracing the stolen guns.

    Investigators are also probing why no officer was manning the armoury at the time the gang broke in.

    More to follow...

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