How Thika robbers who stole Ksh.50 million dug tunnel for 6 months

Police have arrested three suspects, a woman and two men, in connection with the eye-popping theft of Ksh.50 million from Kenya Commercial Bank, Thika branch.

Robbers are said to have dug a hole under the bank – which is directly opposite Thika police station – from a nearby building and accessed the strong room where they made away with the money.

Kiambu County Commandant Adiel Nyange said the three are custodians of the exhibition stall from where the tunnel originated.

It is said the owners of the shop rented three stalls early this year and have covertly been digging the hole for six months.

Nyange confirmed that work on the tunnel started in June this year said that the three are being detained at Thika police station are expected to assist police with investigations.

They were stocking soil from the tunnel in one of the stalls and packing cartons of books on top to conceal their activity.

Once they gained access into the strong room, police say the robbers broke into two safes and are believed to have used Oxy-Acytelene flame to drill holes into the safes.

The commandant, who ruled out involvement of police into the crime, said his officers were not far from getting to the bottom of the matter.

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