Following the spate of robberies and armed attacks that have rocked Embu county and its environs, an undercover team of detectives has arrested the main suspects and recovered crucial exhibits, related to the crimes; DCI reports.

In a statement on it Twitter post, DCI says the three main suspects have been rounded up after a four-day sting operation that was conducted by detectives from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau, to put to an end the escalating crime wave that had bedeviled the town and its environs.

“James Murathi alias Jimcarter, 39, Andrew Murathi alias Waaxy, 44, and Charles Mwaniki, alias Bush, 37, were arrested last evening and whisked to Siakago police station for further interrogation. The daring suspects had in August this year broken into a house Ishiara ,Mbeere North sub county and terrorised its occupants before making away with assorted household goods, an unspecified amount of cash and the victim’s motor vehicle. This is after they disconnected the home’s CCTV cameras and took off with its recorder to avoid being unmasked.” DCI stated.

It added that detectives have since recovered the vehicle and handed it back to its owner. “Last month, the same gang armed with machetes, axes and other crude weapons staged yet another attack at a homestead in Kanyuambora and made away with around Sh30,000 and 6 mobile phones.”

“The suspects are being interrogated before arraignment in court to answer to charges of robbery with violence contrary to section 203 and read with section 204 of the penal code.”