Two officers arrested over bank heist

Jan, 19th 2021 – Detectives are holding two police officers following a bank robbery that occurred at Prime Bank on Monday afternoon. The duo is attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit.

According to the police, the two cops were guarding a Prime Bank mobile truck that was parked at Hypermart Ltd at 2:45 pm when they were confronted by a six-man gang all armed with pistols who immediately robbed them of the two firearms containing 60 rounds of ammunition.

The report read, “They were confronted by a six man gang all armed with pistols who immediately robbed them of the two firearms”

One security guard was injured on the right arm and the gunmen are said to have stolen an unknown amount of money from a cashier at the bank.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the two cops are being interrogated to establish how the Prime Bank heist occurred. In a tweet by the DCI, The firearms were dropped by a motorbike pillion passenger outside Kiambu Hospital’s gate, shortly before the motorbike disappeared into the darkness.

The DCI said, “The two are currently undergoing investigative interviewing to establish how they also lost two firearms with a total of 60 rounds of ammunition in the heist. Also assisting our officers with investigations is a cashier at the Mombasa road-based bank. 

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