Police Arrest Three Suspects In Nyali For Phone Snatching

Three robbery suspects who accosted a man in Nyali, Mombasa stealing from him two mobile phones have been arrested after their escape plan hit a snag, landing them squarely in the hands of law enforcement.

According to the DCI report, in the 6.45 pm incident on Tuesday, the victim was making his way from the calm waters of the long white sand Nyali beach, when a three-man gang on a motorcycle made a sudden stop, roughed him up and snatched his two mobile phones in seconds.

“But as the trio tried to get away on their motorcycle, the victim made a piercing scream for help that attracted the attention of police on patrol and bodaboda business operators, who made chase,” the DCI said.

The trio feared for their life as the bodaboda operators were catching up at the Mamba Village roundabout and surrendered to the police.

“Ali Sharrif Omar, 21, of Mla Leo – Kisauni, Zulfi Zulfikar, 20, of Mshomoroni and 18-yr-old Ali Baribi Kiyema from basketball area in Kisauni were escorted to Nyali Police Station, where the motorcycle make Boxer KMFX 362B is also detained,” the DCI added.

The stolen Samsung S8 and Huawei smartphones were however not recovered as the suspects claimed they threw them away into a thicket during the chase.

The three are being processed for arraignment.