Five Suspects Captured In TikTok Video Showcasing Stolen Items Arrested In Mombasa

Authorities recovered three iPhones, a Samsung phone, a Memojo phone, and a Bluetooth headphone among other items.

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Five suspected armed robbers have been arrested after a video of them showcasing stolen items went viral on TikTok.

The suspects Vincent Ochieng, Shadrack Ochieng, Felix Otieno, Salim Ali and Shafi Yusuf are accused of being part of a criminal gang operating within the Sargoi area in the coastal region of Kenya. The quintet were nabbed after an intelligence-led operation based on some clothing captured on the video.

Authorities recovered three iPhones, a Samsung phone, a Memojo phone, and a Bluetooth headphone among other items. Kenya’s DCI said in a statement;

“Following an intelligence-led operation, a team of officers based at Central Police Station in Mombasa has arrested five individuals suspected to be members of an organized criminal group that has been operating within the Sargoi area and its neighbourhoods. The five suspects had earlier been captured in a video recording while displaying items that they had stolen from their victims.”

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