17m recovered as 3 suspects to be arraigned in court over KCB 50m theft

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On November 20th 2017 thieves broke into Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Thika Branch vault and made  away with Ksh 50 million.On Saturday the police arrested 3 men who were suspected to be behind the Sh50 million heist at Marurui estate in Kiambu.

They also recovered Ksh.17,135,000 which was part of the Ksh.50 million that was stolen in the bank after they led the investigators to Joy Land estate in Juja town.The Ksh.17,135,000 which was in various denominations included US dollars, pounds, Canadian and Australian dollars.

Read:Thieves break into KCB Thika Branch vault stealing Ksh 50 million

3 Suspects

Other items that were recovered included a welding gas cylinder, gas mask, planks of wood for supporting the tunnel, cartons for ferrying the sand, overalls, spirit level, battery and inverter believed was  for lighting the tunnel during the theft.

The three suspects identified as Charles Mwangi Murakaru,30, Halford Munene Murakaru,32 and Julius Wainaina, 32 are set to be arraigned in a Thika court on Monday, November 27.