Dozens of motor vehicles parts that have been dismantled into pieces from vehicles whose owners cannot be immediately established have been recovered.
The loot was recovered from a yard operated by a scrap metal dealer, Moses Ndegwa, in Nairobi.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, Ndegwa was arrested following the raid at the yard close to Kariobangi Light Industries and a lorry full of the vehicles-turned pieces recovered.
The detectives in addition said they received information through the DCI Fichua Hotline number 0800 722 203 that three vehicles a Toyota DX 102, Toyota 110, and a Pajero had been driven into the scrap metal yard before they were hurriedly dismantled by a standby pool of mechanics.
“In an elaborate operation by the highly skilled craftsmen, the vehicles were deconstructed into pieces under the cover of darkness and by 4 am, were already loaded into a lorry ready for the lucrative scrap metal market,” said DCI.
Further, the detectives said the skillful mechanics left little trace of their trade and it would take a genius to establish that vehicles had been chopped into pieces a night before at the yard, which operates as a welding workshop during the day.
The DCI notes that more arrests shall be made as investigations into this high-level crime ensue.