Detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) have nabbed a gang of five men suspected to have conspired to break into Prime Bank OTC branch.
DCI and officers from Kamukunji police station made the arrests in the morning of Friday, July 1 when the 5 were about to break into the bank located at Angle House along Ukwala lane, in downtown Nairobi.
Charles Mulo, Fredrick Muderwa, Jesse Muriuki, Gabriel Mungai and Reuben Njuka had booked themselves into guest rooms at the said building, which shares the same wall with the bank.
“They had planned to drill their way into the bank in the dead of the night. However detectives got wind of the plan and spoilt their party! They stormed into the building with a thud forcing the thugs to scamper, taking cover in the ceiling like cornered rats,” DCI said in a statement.
Detectives however brought the ceiling down, exposing the five who were clung on the roof trusses of the building.
The officers managed to recover three hacksaws, one knotted twisted rope, one metal driller, five metal bars, one metal cutter scissors and one suitcase.
The suspects were booked at Kamukunji police station awaiting arraignment in court.