3 suspects in Ksh.72M ATM heist arrested in Kiambu


3 suspects in Ksh.72M ATM heist arrested in Kiambu
Standard Chartered Bank ATM in Nairobi West. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Both of the Toyota Noah vehicles used in the heist had been to a body shop and had received a fresh coat of paint to make it impossible for police officers to trace them.
  • DCI Director George Kinoti had vowed to track down and arrest the perpetrators of the Thursday daytime robbery promising that they will all face justice.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Friday arrested three suspects believed to have been part of a gang that stole Ksh.72 million in an ATM heist in Nairobi. The detectives also recovered two vehicles used in the robbery.

The arrest followed the recovery of 13 empty cash boxes that were stolen from the G4S team in Thogoto Forest, Kiambu.

Both of the Toyota Noah vehicles used in the heist had been to a body shop and had received a fresh coat of paint to make it impossible for police officers to trace them.

DCI Director George Kinoti had vowed to track down and arrest the perpetrators of the Thursday daytime robbery promising that they will all face justice.

Six G4S employees were on Friday arraigned over links to the stolen Ksh.72 million.

The court further allowed an application by prosecution to have them detained for 7-days at Lang’ata police station to allow police complete their investigations.

On Thursday, criminals posing as police officers on escort robbed G4S personnel of Ksh.72 million in Nairobi West in an incident that did not involve gunshots or left anyone injured.

Sources reveal that the team had collected the cash from G4S headquarters on Witu Road with three men who appeared to be police officers.

A report from Lang’ata Police Station said the cash was picked up at around 6am en route to the different bank ATMs.

When they arrived at the Standard Chartered Bank ATM in Nairobi West, the G4S team called their headquarters for the password to reload cash into the machine.

Once it was opened, and immediately after that the thugs turned on them.

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