Detectives in Nairobi have launched a manhunt for a gang that shot and robbed a man on Wednesday afternoon in Embakasi area.
The victim had withdrawn Sh1.1 million cash from a bank in Donholm before he was accosted by gunmen riding on a motorcycle at the Cabanas area.
The man had taken a matatu to Taj Mall then hailed a bodaboda to Cabanas for the transaction before the incident happened.
Police suspect the gang might have been trailing the victim.
Embakasi Sub-County Police Commander John Nyamu said a struggle ensued before the gang shot the victim in the groin area and made away with the cash.
“As he was crossing the road, he was confronted by armed men riding on a motorbike. They demanded the bag containing the cash but he resisted, prompting the shooting. We are looking for the rider who dropped him at the scene for interrogation,” a police officer said.
The man was seriously injured and admitted in hospital.
This comes barely a week after another man was robbed of ShSh414,000 that he had withdrawn from a bank in Utawala, Nairobi.
The victim, an administrator at a computer school in Mihango area, withdrew the cash and hailed an Uber to the school when a car that had been trailing him blocked their way and hijacked them at around 2 pm.
The gang took control of the taxi and drove towards Karagita area near Nairobi River where they dumped the driver and the victim before escaping with the money.
Another robbery incident saw an accountant at a local academy in Karen escape being robbed of Sh100,000 he had withdrawn from a bank in Galleria mall.
The accountant told police that suspicious people claiming to be police officers tried to block his way along Bogani Road but he drove past their blockade avoiding the robbery.
Preliminary investigations show that the incidents could have been inside jobs involving bank staff.
According to police, the racket involves bank staff, police and other robbers. They mentioned that some of the robbers pose as customers in order to identify customers making huge withdrawals before they alert their accomplices outside the bank.