Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have recovered Sh 7million of the Sh 72Million stolen on Thursday in a daring ATM heist in Nairobi.
The detectives attached to the Special Crimes Police Unit (SCPU) also arrested two police officers.
According to DCI, Administration Police constable Chris Ayienda Machogu was arrested in possession of Sh 4million in Kisii.
Upon interrogation, he led the detectives to police constable Vincent Owour where Sh3million was recovered from his house in Kendu Bay.
On Friday, detectives arrested three other suspects alleged to have been part of a gang that made away with Sh72 million.
#UPDATE| @DCI_Kenya Detectives from #SCPU have arrested @APSKenya Constable Chris Ayienda Machogu & recovered Ksh. 4M. Further interrogation led Detectives to his accomplice @PoliceKE Constable Vincent Owour in whose house at Kendu Bay Ksh. 3Million & a M/vehicle were recovered. pic.twitter.com/NDAAyZg6yq— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) September 7, 2019
During the arrest, the detectives also recovered two vehicles used in the robbery.
According to the police report, one of the motor vehicle -KCE 920E Voxy- was recovered at a garage in Kikuyu while being repainted from white to black.
Detectives investigating the matter have established-& the suspect confirmed that the Subaru Forester was bought on the same day of the Heist using the stolen Money. The two suspects were planning to travel to #Uganda with the Cash. They are in our custody awaiting arraignment.— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) September 7, 2019
Both of the Toyota Noah vehicles used during the robbery had been to a body shop and had received a fresh coat of paint to make it impossible for police officers to trace them.
The suspects are in police custody waiting to be arraigned following the conclusion of initial investigation.
Detectives said the recovered vehicle, a red Subaru Forester, was bought on the day of the heist using the stolen money.
The officers also noted the two suspects were planning to travel to Uganda with the money.