Flying Squad detectives are holding two people linked to a car theft syndicate in Dandora.
The two suspects, Joseph Mwaura Gitau and Raphael Mutungi Mwendwa, were arrested on Friday following a crackdown on stolen motor vehicles in Nairobi.
During the crackdown the detectives recovered a Toyota Wish registration number KBQ 613T, but preliminary investigations revealed that the chassis number was different from the one on the vehicle.
A Motor Vehicle registration number KBQ 613T Toyota Wish was Yesterday recovered in Dandora by Flying Squad Detectives following a crackdown on stolen M/vehicles in Nrb. Preliminary investigations revealed that the chassis No. was different with the one physically on the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/ItglnhWvSB— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) July 27, 2019
Upon searching the physical chassis number, it revealed that the original registration number was KBR 618D which was reported stolen at Zimmerman in Kasarani, police said in a statement.
In April, four suspects were arrested in possession of a car that was stolen from Central Police station.
The four, Zacharia Maina, Stephen Ndungu, Francis Karuthi and James Kamau, were said to be part of a car theft syndicate which has been operating within Nairobi.
Detectives said they had already changed details of the stolen vehicle and were planning to sell it.