FAMILY AFFAIR - KDF officer, 3 APs arrested over the Sh 72 million ATM heist

A KDF woman officer and 3 AP constables have been arrested over the Sh 72 million StanChart ATM heist in Nairobi West.

AP Constable Simon Gichuhi Karuku and his wife AP Constable Caroline Njeri Waithira were first to be arrested in Thogoto, Kiambu County at a lawyer’s office where they had gone to apply for an anticipatory bond in connection with the theft.

The duo led the police to Karuku’s sister, Eunice Wangari Karuku, a KDF officer at the Kahawa Barracks, whom they had handed the money to.

Wangari later directed detectives to her sister, Florence Wanjiru Karuku, who was the AP officer guarding a nearby Equity Bank ATM in Nairobi West at the time the cash was stolen.

She however informed the police that as soon as she got the bag of money, she gave it to her boyfriend, James Macharia, who escaped with the money to an unknown destination.

Detectives impounded a Toyota Mark X car, registration number KBX 779R from Wangari, which they believe, was bought using proceeds from the heist.
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