Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested key suspects in the stealing of Sh94 million from the weakened sales of supermarket chain Quickmart.
The detectives also discovered the vehicle used in the heist being modified, to conceal its identity, in the Njiru, Kayole area of Nairobi City.
Among those arrested were the owner of the vehicle used in the theft, in Rongai.
A second and third suspects were arrested in Kayole and Kasarani.
The sleuths recovered Sh9.1 million of the Sh94 million that had been stolen.
Moreover, a significant development in the case occurred when an empty cash box was discovered in the forest adjacent to Gataka market in Karen. This location is believed to be where the stolen cash was shared among the suspects.
“All the scenes have been processed by the Crime Scene and Investigation (CSI) Nairobi Region,” read part of the police report.
According to detectives from Capitol Hill Police Station, efforts are underway to recover the remaining stolen cash.
“Oblivious that the truck no. KBA 517T they were to escort had minutes earlier snaked away, the armed escort team went to enquire from the management why the loading was taking too long,” the DCI said in a statement on Monday 6th November, 2023 after the heist.
The arrests come after 2 security firm employees hit national headlines after they stole the Ksh94 million and disappeared before the truck was recovered at Dafarm in South C, where they had abandoned their vehicle.
According to police reports, the two fled with the cash after they were tasked by the company to transport the money. Administration Police (AP) who were supposed to escort them raised the alarm after they failed to show up.
In Kenya, security firms provide cash transit services to banks and businesses engaged in substantial financial transactions.
As part of these services, a security escort is typically provided to ensure the safe transport and protection of the cash in transit.
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