• The criminals had booked themselves into guest rooms at the said building, which shares the same wall with the bank.

• Detectives however brought the ceiling down, exposing the five who clung on the roof trusses for dear life. 

Prime Bank
Prime Bank

A gang of five miscreants suspected to have conspired to break into the Prime Bank OTC branch was arrested early today morning.

Charles Mulo, Fredrick Muderwa, Jesse Muriuki, Gabriel Mungai and Reuben Njuka were arrested by a team of officers from DCI and Kamukunji Police Station, in the wee hours of the morning, as they were about to break into the bank located at Angle House along Ukwala lane, in downtown Nairobi.

The criminals had booked themselves into guest rooms at the said building, which shares the same wall with the bank.

They had planned to drill their way into the bank in the dead of the night. However, detectives got wind of the plan and spoilt their party!

They stormed into the building with a thud forcing the thugs to scamper, taking cover in the ceiling like cornered rats.

Detectives however brought the ceiling down, exposing the five who clung on the roof trusses for dear life.

With the iron sheets above them and the armed sleuths waiting to pounce on them on the ground, the miscreants were left with no other option, other than to surrender into the good hands of our officers.

The officers managed to recover three hacksaws, one knotted twisted rope, one metal driller, five metal bars, one metal cutter scissors and one suitcase.

The suspects were booked at Kamukunji police station where they’re currently cooling their heels, awaiting arraignment in court