Police officers seized two AK 47 rifles and 13 rounds of ammunition last night after a fierce exchange of fire between bandits on a robbery mission and police officers in Ng'arua, Laikipia County.
One of the bandits was killed following the exchange.
The criminals had been spotted by night-shift security officers from the elite General Service Unit.
They engaged them in a fierce shootout but they ran out of ammunition leading to the death of one of them.
The fierce exchange happened after the bandits staged a robbery at Kamwenje shopping centre in Ng’arua.
Two shops were broken into and goods of unknown value stolen.
A few other bandits, unfortunately, escaped the onslaught after they disappeared under the cover of darkness.
They reportedly suffered wounds.
Police officers are pursuing them in local hospitals and health centres where they could be going for medical attention.
Police have directed hospitals to report anyone who will be seeking medical attention while having gunshot wounds.
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