BETTER GAME

Improved tack of robbery beats cops, cameras in banks

They have resorted to stealing money in transit since cameras were installed in banks

In Summary

• Robbers used to walk into a bank and tell everyone to lie down. 

• They have upped their game to beat the rising sophistication of security systems. 

Suspect Francis Muriuki, lawyer Cliff Ombeta, AP officer Chris Machogu and corporal Duncan Kaveshi in Milimani law court on September 9
SH72 MILLION HEIST: Suspect Francis Muriuki, lawyer Cliff Ombeta, AP officer Chris Machogu and corporal Duncan Kaveshi in Milimani law court on September 9
Image: ENOS TECHE

The manner in which Sh72 million was stolen outside an ATM in Nairobi West has once again shown how bank robbers have upped their game to beat the rising sophistication of security systems.

Criminals are now planning calculated moves where no gunshots are fired but millions are looted. Back in the day, robbers used to walk into a bank and tell everyone to lie down.

However, due to the placement of CCTVs amid stationery police officers at banks, this has posed a challenge to them. Now they don’t even need weapons as their plans require brains and unique moves.

They have, therefore, resulted to steal money that is in transit where it is easier for security to let down their guard. Security agencies transporting the money to ATMs need to be keen and alert.

 

Mombasa