Machakos cop left with pain on private parts after fighting bank robbers

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 17:40 | 2 mins read
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Two police officers guarding Equity bank, Matuu branch in Yatta, Machakos County are nursing injuries at Matuu Level 4 Hospital after they tried to avert a daylight bank robbery.

According to a police report scene by K24 Digital, the two were injured after 5 armed robbers stormed the bank in the mid-morning of Tuesday, July 27.

"Robbery with violence incident report: Ref OB no. 15/27/07/2021 at 1020hrs. It was reported by one Michael Muriithi Gachanja the manager Equity bank Matuu of tel. no. 072######5 that today at around 0910hrs 5 armed robbers entered the bank after injuring and disarming the officers guarding the bank," the police report.

After the bank manager informed police in Matuu of the robbery, a contingent of officers led by SCPC Yatta, SCCIO Yatta and Matuu Police Station OCS rushed to the scene and found the two officers incapacitated.

"It was established that no. 1####9 pc (w) Dorothy Opili sustained injuries on her hip joint, bruises on her left hand and her AK47 riffle s/no 5526385 with 30 rounds had been robbed," the police report said in part. 

Patrick Omusebe, an officer who was guarding the bank together with Opili sustained bruises on both hands and pain on his private parts after the robbers beat him to unarm and rob him of his duty AK47 riffle s/no 5526385 loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition.

Five customers who were on the banking hall at the time of the robbery were also robbed off of their property.

"Rosina Syombua was robbed Ksh 51,860, Rhoda Mbithe Hamisi Ksh 3,500, James Mulaka Mutuku Ksh 11,000, Lawrence Ngugi 200,000, Mary Kumama Ksh 4,500 while an unknown amount of money was robbed from one of the bank tellers," the police report said. 

The scene of crime was photographed and documented by detectives from DCI Yatta.