In Kenya, a gang of robbers dug a tunnel into Itoleka Financial Services Association (FSA) Bank in Kitui, and stole KSh 1.5 million (N5.1m).
On Sunday morning of June 16, robbers attacked in Kenya and stole KSh 1.5 million after they dug a tunnel into the bank, which was discovered on the morning of Sunday, June 16. Authorities believe it may have taken the robbers atleast two days to successfully dig the tunnel to the bank. Kitui East Deputy OCPD Edward Legei, who confirmed the incident said that the facility’s night guard found the hole and immediately informed the police. The guard was however been taken into custody for interrogation.
According to the guard, he saw the hole while patrolling and knew all was not well.
“He told our officers that as he was patrolling the bank, he saw a tunnel and suspected something could me a miss and reported to us. Money safe and lockers were broken. We recovered equipment used to dig the tunnel,” said Ligei.
As shocking as this sounds, this is not the first of its kind. In 2017, robbers dug tunnel to a KCB Bank in Thika where they stole at least KSh 50 million. The Kitui incident comes hardly two months after the Barclays Bank heist where a well coordinated gang made away with over KSh 11 million from four ATMs.