It seems that every year in Kenya the country will bear witness to an audacious robbery from one of our banks. And no, I am not talking about corruption (that is most likely always taking place), I am talking about robbers stealing money from a bank like the movies.
This story is one such. Men posing as police officers on Thursday night stole 13 bags of money, roughly sh 72 million from the Standard Chartered Bank in Nairobi.
Police officers told The Star that the imposters stole the cash in transit from the G4S headquarters along Witu road and an ATM in Nairobi west today morning.
“On arrival they (thugs) requested password from head quarters then opened the ATM machine,” the police ob 2 /5/919 in Langata division Langata police station stated.
G4S head of escort Wilfred Nyambane reported that the G4S employees had left the headquarters in two vehicles with three men they thought to be cash-in-transit officers escorting them.
“The officers who were escorting the cash turned out to be robbers and demanded all their phones and offloaded the cash to another car make Noah registration number not taken that emerged and they made away with 13 bags of cash roughly 72 million,” the police signal said.
G4S officials told investigating officers that the imposters demanded the money on transit and Standard Chartered’s ATM passwords where they withdrew millions of shillings in an incident that was reported at 8:00 am today.
“Scene visited by divpol, DCI Langata and Nairobi west officers. Scene proceed by soc. no recovery nor arrest made,” the police signal said.
The last great robbery occurred in November 2017 when robbers dug into the Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Thika and stole over Sh52 million.