Police shot dead two suspected robbers while responding to a distress call in Buruburu, Nairobi.
A night guard had called the police at midnight to inform them of a robbery at Ngong court in the estate’s phase 5.
“Officers acting on a tip off from a watchman that there were three young men riding on a motorcycle and robbing members of the public. The officers confronted them and challenged them to stop and surrender, but they defied and opened fire,” police said.
According to police, a revolver loaded with three bullets and a homemade pistol with two other rounds of ammunition were found at the scene.
Police say, two mobile phones were also found on the dead suspects.
At about the same time, a different team of officers was engaged in a shootout with a gang in the city’s Hardy estate.
The shooting happened at Sichuan Huash Enterprises on Karongo road.
The officers had rushed there after they were informed of an ongoing break-in.
“As the officers arrived at the gate a thug who was a sentry fired at the officers. The officers shot back but the gangsters managed to escape towards a nearby bush. Area combed but no arrest or recovery was made,” a police report said.
An unknown amount of money and a laptop were stolen from an office within the premises.
The owner of the premises told police that the gang gained entry through the fence.