Police on Friday arrested five suspected bank robbers in Nairobi Central Business District. The five were arrested at a city lodging next to their alleged target Prime Bank Kamukunji branch after the police received a tip-off over the planned robbery, Nairobi Central Sub-County Police Commander John Nyamu, said the suspects had checked in one of the lodgings near the bank. DCI detectives and officers from Kamukunji Police Station arrested the suspects before they could break into the bank at Angle House along Ukwala lane, in downtown Nairobi.
Charles Mulo, Fredrick Muderwa, Jesse Muriuki, Gabriel Mungai and Reuben Njuka had booked different guest rooms at the building that shares a wall with the bank. "They had planned to drill their way into the bank in the dead of the night. However, detectives got wind of the plan and spoiled their party,” said Mr Nyamu.
The six robbers, according to the police, first disarmed two officers attached to the Administration Police’s Critical Infrastructure Police Unit Lang’ata who were guarding the bank, the police described how the robbers entered Hypermat and Ramtons premises near City Cabanas/Kyangombe exchange around 3pm.
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