In Summary
  • Security firm staff sent to check on ATMs found them tampered with and reported to the police

  • In the first case, Sh6,290,000 was stolen at Mutindwa, Nairobi, at an unspecified time.

  • According to a police report, the occurrence was reported at 2pm on Saturday by a G4S officer.

A string of robberies during the Easter weekend has left Barclays Bank short of at least Sh11 million after four automated teller machines were broken into.

Police reports show that the theft may have been planned as the machines were either unmanned, tampered with or the CCTV obstructed.

According to the reports, tactical thieves stole Sh11.6 million from three ATMS during three different incidents.

TAMPERED

In the first case, Sh6,290,000 was stolen at Mutindwa, Nairobi, at an unspecified time. According to a police report, the occurrence was reported at 2pm on Saturday by a G4S officer by the name George Ogiro.

The officer said he received a call from Barclays Bank that the ATM was not operating. The machine had been loaded with Sh7 million on Thursday but on Saturday, Sh6,290,000 was found missing.

“The scene was visited and it was established that the ATM is not covered by CCTV cameras. The machine was not manned by any guard,” stated a report from Buruburu Police Station, where the incident was reported

The second incident was also reported by a G4S officer on Saturday at 3.30pm. The case was reported at Industrial Area Police Station by Nickson Oluoch.

The officer said in the report that a sum of Sh1 million had been withdrawn at the Mater Hospital ATM at 7.30am.

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