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Two police officers under investigation following theft of cash at Prime Bank

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH JAN,2021-Detectives are holding two police officers following a bank robbery that occurred at Prime Bank on Monday afternoon.

The duo are attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit.

A police report revealed that the two cops were guarding a Prime Bank mobile truck that was parked at Hypermart Ltd at 2:45pm.

“They were confronted by a six man gang all armed with pistols who immediately robbed them of the two firearms,” report reads.

One security guard was injured on the right arm and the gunmen are said to have stolen an unknown amount of money from a cashier at the bank.

Two of the suspects apparently escaped aboard two motorcycles while the other four left the scene on foot.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the two cops are being interrogated to establish how the Prime Bank heist occurred.

The cashier at the Mombasa road-based bank is also assisting detectives with investigations.

The two firearms that are said to have disappeared during the incident have since been recovered.

“The firearms were dropped by a motorbike pillion passenger outside Kiambu Hospital gate, shortly before the motorbike disappeared into darkness,” the DCI said.

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