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GUARDS ARRESTED IN FAULU BANK THEFT

BY UPESI NEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,JAN 1,2017-Four security guards  were sunday  arrested  after Sh580,000 was stolen from a Faulu Microfinance Bank branch early  morning the same day .

Nairobi police Commander Japheth Koome said the robbery took place at 2am at the bank’s Ngong Road branch.

Mr Koome also said the bank manager is being questioned on why he did not secure the cash properly.

He added that investigations had revealed that the alarm went off at around 2am and the G4S Security company’s backup team went to the bank to check out what triggered it.

Nairobi Police Commander Japheth Koome has said a Faulu Bank branch on Ngong Road in Nairobi was broken into and Sh580,000 stolen. PHOTO | UPESI NEWS

But the guards later left without reporting any problems.

The police commander said detectives who went to the scene found the window grills protecting the counter, where the money was kept, had been cut.

However, the thieves were unable to access the vault.

“We have arrested the guards and are also questioning the bank manager. It is not clear why he left such an amount of money in the counters,” he said.

Police said day-shift guards noticed that the bank’s offices had been broken into and reported the matter.

 

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