Police have arrested a man who allegedly ran a mobile phone theft ring in the city and seized hundreds of stolen phones and devices used to tamper with them.
The suspect, identified as Jeremiah Mbugua, was nabbed on Thursday after detectives raided his second hand mobile phone shop at Califonia house along Gaberone Street, where they found the stolen phones and other gadgets.
According to a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the gadgets included a software installation device, external storage devices and universal flushing device interface gadgets popularly known as ndongois.
The DCI said the ndongois are used to change the IMEI numbers of stolen phones, making them hard to trace and recover.
“The suspect is currently in custody assisting detectives with investigations,” the statement said.