Family Bank Employees Arrested Over Sh24 Million Heist

July 18, 2018

Four employees of Family Bank, Ruiru branch are in police custody as detectives probe how Sh24 Million disappeared from the bank’s coffers.

The four, who were identified as Jane Wanjiku, Robert Nduriru, Silus Mugo and Charity Wanjiku, were arraigned before Kiambu Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo on Tuesday but were not allowed to take plea.

Investigating Officer Paul Wambugu told the Court that the suspects are believed to have conspired in the theft that occurred either on the night of July 14 or July 15 this year.

The prosecution applied to have the suspects detained for seven days; a wish that was granted by Chief Magistrate Stella Atambo.

The investigating officer noted that they were following crucial leads that will lead to the arrest of more suspects.

The suspects reportedly gained access into the bank through the kitchen roof. According to Ruiru OCPD James Ng’etich, the bank security manager raised the alarm after opening the bank on Monday morning.

“After opening the bank, John Muchiri discovered that the alarm system had been tampered with.”

“On further checking, he discovered that the fire alarm system had been vandalized,” Ng’etich said.

“They managed to access the strong room to the safe by cutting the door using welding gas cylinder power and further accessed the ATM machine using claw bars,” the police boss added.

Police officers visited the crime scene on Monday and recovered a gas cylinder and four clawbars.

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