Police in Eldoret on Thursday unearthed a vehicle theft syndicate where criminals steal cars then dismantle them before selling spare parts to unsuspecting Kenyans.
Officers led by Eldoret West police boss Zachariah Bittok recovered seven stolen vehicles parked in a compound in Kiambaa, motor vehicles documents, number plates including those from Uganda.
The police were tipped-off by members of the public about suspicious activities at the home of one of the suspect.
“We have launched investigations into the syndicate. We have reliable leads which is likely to help us to arresting this particular suspect,” the police boss said.
Mr Bittok noted that the town had witnessed a rise in the number of cases of theft of vehicles and urged members of the public to be vigilant and report such cases to the police for action.
“Although, we have isolated cases but going by recent statistics we have noticed an upward rise in the spate of robberies and theft of motor vehicles where these vehicles are disappearing from the yards,” he added.