SECURITY

Suspect in Sh2.3m heist at Prime Bank nabbed in Bungoma

A KK security guard on duty, Tobias Juma was captured on CCTV opening door for the robbers.

In Summary
  • Police recovered one homemade gun, a hammer, a Huawei mobile phone and a Sh1,000 note from the scene.
  • The lender has intensified security around its branches 
Prime Bank/ HANDOUT
Prime Bank/ HANDOUT

Prime Bank has intensified security around all its branches in the country following a robbery last week in Nakuru that saw Sh2.3 million looted.

In a statement, the bank assured depositors that their money is safe, adding that a layer of security has been added to existing on to guarantee the safety of funds.

“We want to assure our depositors that the money in our custody is safe. Our strong security setup will capture any fishy activity around and within banking halls and ATM booths, the lender said.

In last week’s incident, a police report shows that a KK security guard on duty, Tobias Juma, opened the main door of the bank for five robbers at the Nakuru branch located at the Westside Mall along Kenyatta Avenue

After entering the banking hall, they then commandeered the members of staff to the toilets and locked them inside before they ransacked the drawers and stole the cash.

A KK security guard on duty, Tobias Juma arrested in Bungoma
Image: HANDOUT

“The robbers, armed with a homemade gun, hammer, knives, and a panga, forced their way into the banking hall where they held nine employees, hostage, before making away with the cash,’’ police said.

Police recovered one homemade gun, a hammer, a Huawei mobile phone and an Sh1,000 note from the scene.

The security on duty during the 4.30 pm incident has since been arrested in Bumula, Bungoma County and is assisting the police with the investigation.

Police suspect the robbery to be an inside job even as they pursue robbers said to have escaped using motorbikes.

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