Police kill Sh72m Nairobi ATM heist mastermind

By Joel Muinde On Wed, 25 Mar, 2020 10:14 | < 1 min read

Detectives have shot and killed a man suspected to have been behind the theft of Sh72 million from a bank ATM in Nairobi in 2019.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Wycliff Vincent Oduor was shot dead on Wednesday, March 25, in a fierce shootout.

DCI said the shootout between their officers and the Oduor’s three-man gang ensued after police responded to a distress call from the public at Kayole Junction in Nairobi.

“Armed with pistols & riding on a motorbike, the three started robbing members of public at the said location, a scene which attracted the attention of a team of Kayole detectives on patrol. The gang defied orders to surrender, engaging the officers in a fire exchange which left the said suspect down,” said the DCI on their Twitter handle.

Police said the suspect, also known as Vinii, had been out of Sh500,000 bond after his arraignment following the ATM heist.

Here is the DCI thread:

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