Drama as couple is robbed of Sh700,000 after leaving bank in Nakuru

The gang bundled the man onto their car and abandoned him few meters away.

In Summary
  • Police suspect the gang, which was driving in a four-wheel drive car and was armed with a pistol had trailed the two from the bank.
  • They seemed to have prior information on the money the two had withdrawn from the bank before they struck.
Crime scene.
Crime scene.
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Detectives are looking for a gang that attacked and robbed a couple of Sh700,000 in Nakuru.

The couple fell victim to the ambush while riding home on a motorcycle after withdrawing the money on Friday afternoon, as reported by the police.

Authorities suspect that the assailants, armed with a pistol and traveling in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, had trailed the victims from the bank.

It appears the gang possessed prior information about the substantial amount withdrawn by the couple, enabling them to strike with precision.

According to police, Joy Chebii and her husband Benson Langat withdrew the funds from a bank in Nakuru's CBD to finance the acquisition of construction materials for their rental properties in Rongai.

Following their visit to the bank, they opted to have lunch at a nearby eatery before boarding a matatu headed home.

Upon reaching Sobea junction, they switched to a bodaboda.

However, just a short distance away, their path was obstructed by a Toyota Prado, from which armed individuals emerged, demanding the couple to surrender the money.

The woman told police one of the gunmen took her handbag and whisked away her husband who had submitted.

They were ordered not to look at the faces of the gang, the woman said.

The gang escaped the scene with the money. The couple was left with only Sh2,000 which was in a different pocket.

The husband was later dumped on the roadside while covered with a sack.

The couple reported the matter to the Menengai police station where detectives said they are investigating the matter.

Rongai police boss Wilberforce Sicharani said a team is investigating the matter and will visit the bank as part of the investigation into the robbery.

He advised members of the public to avoid carrying large sums of money in bulk or using bags.

“Let those with such money seek for police help to transport the same,” he said.

Such past incidents, which have been on the rise have been linked to collusion between crooked bank officials and the gang.

Some thugs usually hang in banks to check on who withdraws what before they trail their subjects and attack.

Police say they have cracked such past incidents and efforts to address those pending are ongoing.

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