Daring robbers steal Ksh.50M from KCB Thika branch


Daring robbers steal Ksh.50M from KCB Thika branch

Daring bank robbers stole at least Ksh.50 million from Thika’s Kenya Commercial Bank branch over the weekend.

The KCB branch manager, Samuel Ng’ang’a, said the robbers accessed the bank’s vault through an underground tunnel.

Police suspect that the thieves used oxy-acetylene flame to drill holes into the two safes.

On Monday, Mr Ng’ang’a told police that he opened the bank as usual only to realise that the vault had been broken into and money stolen.

A statement from KCB Bank confirmed that authorities have since launched an investigation to nab the daring robbers, with detectives currently at the bank.

“We wish to assure all our customers that their funds are safe and there is no cause for alarm,” read the statement.

It is alleged that  a tenant had rented a stall next to the bank, and dug the underground tunnel used to steal the cash.

For now police have secured the crime scene.

 

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