3 suspects in Thika bank robbery due in court, Sh17.6mn recovered

November 27, 2017 9:18 am
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The suspects were arrested in Marurui area within Kiambu County and led police to a house in Juja where Sh17.6mn was recovered, according to police/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 27 – Three suspected bank robbers have been arrested over the Sh50 million heist at the Kenya Commercial Bank branch in Thika.

The suspects were arrested in Marurui area within Kiambu County and led police to a house in Juja where Sh17.6 million was recovered, according to police.

The bulk of the money recovered is in local currency while the rest in is US dollars, pounds and other currencies from regional countries – all stolen from the bank when thugs dug a tunnel leading to the strong room after renting a shop nearby.

Police said two of the suspects arrested are aged 32 years, while the third is aged 30 years.

Capital FM News has seen a police report with their identities but we cannot name them until they appear in court.

A senior officer briefed on the progress of the investigation told Capital FM News that the suspects were arrested following various leads – including hints from social media but no further details were provided.

“The money recovered has since been transferred to KCB headquarters in Nairobi for safe custody,” a senior officer said.

The officer said the suspects will be arraigned in court on Monday as the hunt for three more intensified.

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