Guns grabbed from APs guarding Prime Bank during heist found at Kiambu hospital

By Zadock Angira On Tue, 19 Jan, 2021 10:24 | 2 mins read
Kiambu Level Five Hospital
Kiambu Level Five Hospital. PHOTO | KNA

The two firearms which were grabbed from Administration Police officers manning Prime Bank, Mombasa Road Branch, during a robbery have been recovered in Kiambu.

An unknown man is said to have thrown a small sack within the compound of Kiambu Level Five Hospital at around 9.35pm.

The guard from Babs Security told the police that he spotted a man opening the gate and when he approached him, the man threw away the sack and ran away.

He later jumped into an awaiting motorcycle and they sped off to unknown destination.

“The security guard went back and found the sack had two Scorpion submachine guns. It was later established that the firearms had been robbed from officers in Embakasi,” Kiambu police boss said.

Police gave the details of the firearms as Scorpion SMG serial number KE AP-B406260 loaded with 22 rounds of ammunition and Scorpion SMG serial number KE AP C249393 loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition.

On Monday, January 18, at around 2.45pm, six armed robbers raided Prime Bank, Mombasa Road Branch and stole two cash boxes containing unknown amount of cash.

The six robbers also disarmed two officers attached to the Administration Police’s Critical Infrastructure Police Unit (CIPU) Langata who were guarding the bank.

Embakasi Sub-County police boss said the robbers entered Hypermat and Ramtons premises near City Cabanas/Kyangombe exchange at around 2.45pm.

They then confronted Corporal Mohammed Hassan and Corporal Eunice Syengo before disarming them of the Scorpion gun with a total of 30 rounds of ammunition.

The Prime Bank Chief Security officer Ephantus Mwaniki said a bank’s lorry registration number KCR 219J Isuzu NKR was driven to the premises and parked at the compound.

The six robbers, all armed with pistols, then confronted the officers and after disarming them they confronted one of the bank tellers, Peter Kimanthi of unknown amount of cash.

“The robbers then entered the mobile Prime Bank banking truck registration number KCR 219J and took away two cash cassettes (boxes) containing unknown amount of money,” Embakasi police boss said.

Two of them then escaped in a motorcycle whose registration number was not captured. Police said the other four escaped on foot to unknown destination.
During the incident, one of the security guards identified as Geoffrey Kipleting was slightly injured.

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