Muranga: Police launch search after daring Unaitas bank robbery

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 11 Mar, 2023 19:38 | < 1 min read
Police gun down 3 suspected thugs in Kisii
Crime scene. Photo used for representational purposes. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Police are looking for six suspects in the Unaitas bank robbery that happened Saturday, March 11.

In a police report, the incident happened at 9:00 am when two thugs first attacked two officers - Martin Munguti and Daniel Mwangi - manning Unaitas bank, Mununga branch, Kigumo in Murang’a county.

The thugs are said to have been dressed in black private security uniforms with reflectors.

While pretending to be hawkers, they approached the guards and started wrestling before four others – two armed with AK-47s and two with crude weapons joined them and overpowered the guards to surrender their firearms.

One of the armed robbers would later shoot the ground near Mwangi's legs however he managed to pull out his rifle magazine which he threw in the bush nearby.

On the other hand, Mungutu was hit with a metal on his head forcing him to surrender his firearm.

"One of the thugs shot on the ground near Daniel Mwangi's legs but the officer managed to pull out his rifle magazine loaded with 20 ammunition and throw it to a nearby bush. Munguti was hit by a metal rod on the head by the thugs prompting him to surrender his firearm loaded with 20 ammos of 7.62mm. The other two thugs stormed the banking hall and rob an unknown amount of money. The thugs managed to make away using two awaiting unidentified motorcycles," part of the police report reads.

The other two would later storm the bank before taking off with an unknown amount of money and fleeing with getaway bodabodas that were on standby.

The matter remains under investigation.

"Security personnels are currently on the ground in hot pursuit combing the area. No arrest has been made so far and/but more information follows."

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