kcb heist
KCB Thika Branch

Detectives on Wednesday recovered equipment used by robbers to commit the grandest heist Kenya has ever seen at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Thika branch.

The robbers made away with Sh50 million on Sunday, November 19 but the heist was discovered on Monday. They are said to have rented a stall adjacent to the bank and dug a 120 meters tunnel positioning them into the lender’s strongroom.

They also reportedly gave fake IDs to the landlord from whom thy rented the stall.

Police believe that the robbers used oxy-acetylene flame to drill holes into the safes.

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An excavator used to dig the tunnel was recovered, as well as gas masks, Planks of wood for supporting the tunnel, cartons for ferrying the sand, overalls, spirit level, battery, inverter for lighting the tunnel during the heist and a gas cylinder.

Three people, according to Kiambu county commander Mr Adiel Nyange have been arrested in connection with the robbery that left many dazed.

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