CCTV Reveals How Bank Cleaner Carried out Ksh 30M Heist

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  • A CCTV footage presented in court on Thursday, July 8, revealed how a cleaner, a cashier, and a former bank operations manager colluded with three fake auditors in order to carry out a Ksh30 million heist. 

    The footage revealed that on October 2, 2015, three people posing as auditors arrived at the bank and flashed fake Identification cards to the guard manning the gate. 

    However, in under ten minutes, the three men would be seen escaping the bank with stashed bags carrying Ksh30 million. 

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    The prosecution presented the footage showing that the fake auditors arrived at around 6.45 am -a time when most staff had not reported to work. They claimed that they had been sent to carry out an impromptu inspection.

    The prosecution revealed that the former operations manager, cleaner, and the cashier were the only staff present during the time which exemplified just how well planned out the scheme was.

    Additionally, the footage showed the cashier and cleaner walking in and out of the vaults seemingly as lookouts for the three men. 

    They were later seen assisting the men to pull the stashed bags out of the vault. A few minutes later, the three men fled through the back door and escaped using a getaway car.

    The prosecution also explained that only the former operations manager and the cashier had access to the vault – a fact which both suspects did not dispute.

    The six men pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

    Upon reviewing the evidence, Principal Magistrate Ben Mark Ekhubi found the six men guilty of the offense and sentenced them to two years each without the option of a fine.

    “I am of the view the prosecution presented a strong case. I do not doubt the culpability of the three fake auditors.

    “The heist seemed to have been well-planned and executed with the knowledge of some staff members who facilitated the entry of the ‘auditors’ by flouting the policy procedure of the bank,” the magistrate stated while giving the ruling.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime