G4S 80M Heist
A private security company,G4S-Kenya has reported the loss of Sh 80 million in transit from a bank. The company however, quickly exonerated itself from blame saying the heist was carried out by “fraudsters” masquerading as its employees.
The police who said the vehicle used, branded in the company’s official colours and logo, did not belong to G4S.
The gang that posed as the company’s crew wore clothes similar to G4S uniform and were escorted by others carrying rifles and dressed in administration police uniform.
Besides launching a hunt for the gang members, police were looking for a man in whose name the vehicle is registered.
The vehicle was abandoned on Matumbatu Road in the city’s Upper Hill area, several minutes after the money was stolen from Co-operative Bank at the city centre, at around 2 pm.
A private security guard at a nearby residence saw the vehicle carrying the loot stop outside his gate.