•The police are working to trace the origin of the recovered firearm that is not commonly used in the country and is suspected to have originated from Somalia.
•The search for robbers who escaped using the other motorbike is ongoing.
Two robbers were fatally shot by the police along Dr Griffins Road on Thursday night following a robbery incident involving a middle-aged woman.
According to the police statement, she was along Agoi road, within Pangani shopping centre, when the incident happened.
The badly shaken woman, who almost lost her earlobes as the robbers forcefully made away with her gold coated earrings, rushed to Pangani police station and narrated her ordeal.
This led to an immediate patrol dispatch by the Pangani police officers and Starehe based sleuths who were tasked with pursuing the robbers.
The robbers defied a police order to surrender, prompting a fierce shootout, which led to their deaths.
The police recovered a black revolver loaded with 6 rounds of federal 38 special recovered.
Ballistics done at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory have since linked the firearm to the spate of robberies that have left the lives of residents living along Eastleigh’s 2nd avenue unbearable.
The woman’s phone and other values earlier stolen from her were also recovered.
“The getaway motorbike, a red boxer, whose plate numbers the detectives established were interchanged often to avoid detection, was also recovered,” a police statement said.
The police further established that the bike has previously been captured in CCTV footage being used as gateway means by the fallen thugs.
The police are working to trace the origin of the recovered firearm that is not commonly used in the country and is suspected to have originated from Somalia.
“The possibility that the firearm may have been sneaked into the country for other motives cannot be ruled out.”
The search for the robbers who escaped is ongoing.