Detectives based in Busia's Butula sub-county are in pursuit of a gang that was captured on CCTV breaking into a car at Western Ambiance Hotel in Bumala and stealing Ksh2.14 million.
According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, the victim was robbed of the said amount of money on Friday, January 28 which he had withdrawn from a bank in Busia.
"In the 3 pm incident yesterday(Friday), the 47-year-old victim had withdrawn the hefty sum of cash from a bank located in Busia town, stashed it in a bag which he placed in the trunk of his Toyota Premio before starting a journey towards Kisumu," the police report read in part.
Police say the victim of the robbery made a brief stop at Western Ambiance Hotel for a meal before continuing with his journey.
"Shortly after take-off, he was taken aback after realizing a second bag that was in the rear seat of his car containing his clothes and more cash amounting to Sh144,000 was missing," the police report added.
Detectives say the man pulled over and went for the larger sum in the boot of his car, only to find that the bag was also missing.
"He hastily returned to the hotel where he had enjoyed a meal a moment prior and enquired for CCTV footage," the police report added.
According to police, the footage had captured occupants of a car using a key to gain entry into the victim’s vehicle, before walking back to their vehicle carrying two bags and driving off.
On receiving the report, detectives processed the scene and commenced the hunt for the criminals.
They however lost the trail of the suspects after the registration plates used on the suspicious vehicle were found dumped at a roadside.