Kenyan police gunned down suspected Ksh72 million ATM heist

NAIROBI-(MaraviPost)-The Kenyan police have gunned down the suspect believed to have masterminded the theft of Ksh72 million from a Standard Chartered Bank ATM in 2019.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) confirmed this in a written statement.

“The mastermind in Ksh72m Nairobi West ATM heist last year, Wycliff Vincent Oduor was today gunned down in a fierce shootout,” reads part of the statement.

The suspect together with his two friends exchanged fire with detectives in response to a distress call from the public at Kayole Junction in Nairobi before he was shot dead after refusing to surrender himself.

Meanwhile, police are in pursuit of the two others suspects who escaped the scene on a motorbike and Pistol and a kitchen knife were recovered from the slain suspect.

Oduor was accused of being among impostors who stole the money from G4S personnel and an ATM belonging to Standard Chartered Bank in Nairobi West in 2019.

He had been out on a Ksh500,000 bond after he was charged over the ATM heist.

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