Three people, including two police officers and a cashier, have been arrested in connection with Monday’s robbery at Prime Bank along Mombasa Road in Nairobi.
The two officers were guarding a Prime Bank mobile truck parked at Hypermart Ltd at 2:45 pm when six armed robbers stormed the facility and made away with an unknown amount of money.
The two officers from the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) of the Administration Police lost their Scorpion rifles loaded with 60 rounds of ammunition to the gang, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
In a separate update, the DCI said the lost firearms were recovered on Monday night after they were dropped by a motorbike pillion passenger outside Kiambu Hospital’s gate.
Detectives believe the two police officers and the cashier have crucial information that may lead to the arrest of the six-man gang.
One security guard was injured on the right arm during the daring daylight robbery incident that was captured on camera.
A video shared on social media shows the robbers leaving the bank confidently with cash stashed in bags. They later change their outfits and disperse along the busy Mombasa Road on foot.