More than Sh3 million of Sh54 million stolen from Barclays Bank, Eastleigh branch in Nairobi has been recovered.

The money was found in a house in Hazina estate whose occupant was also found with a gun and 12 bullets.

Detectives handling the case on Sunday said they were hoping to recover more of the cash that was in local and foreign currencies.

The arrest of the gunman brings to six the number of suspects being held in connection with the heist.

Five others, including three bank staff, were on Friday charged with stealing the cash.

Police said the CCTV tapes that captured the activities before, during and after the robbery were missing.

According to witnesses, three Administration Police officers who were guarding the bank had handed over to the night guards when the incident happened.

APs paid dues

“The officers were paid their dues and told to leave because their time was up. The BM security was in charge,” said an officer who attended the scene.

Police said the two men pleaded with the guards to let them in after the bank had closed the day’s business.

Preliminary findings show the gang walked into strong rooms, where the money was said to have been kept, without any hindrance.

They later confiscated the CCTV tape that had recorded their activities. It is not clear if there is any backup of the same. Nairobi Area PPO Anthony Kibuchi said they are hoping to make more recoveries.

By Cyrus Ombati, The Standard

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