Friday, September 27, 2019 - Detectives investigating the Standard Chartered Bank ATM heist where daring thugs posing as police officers made away with Sh72 million have arrested four family members, who are also law enforcement officers.

The latest arrests bring to 19 the number of suspects who have been arrested in connection to the daring heist.

The daring thugs stole 13 bags with Sh72 million which was being loaded into an ATM in Nairobi West by G4S officers.

Special Crime Prevention Unit (SCPU) officers pounced on APC Simon Gichuhi Karuku and his wife, APC Caroline Njeri Waithira, in Thika where they had gone to apply for anticipatory bond in connection to the theft.

The two led detectives to Kahawa Barracks where their sister CPL Eunice Wangari Karuku, who is a Kenya Defense Forces officer and was keeping part of the stolen loot, was arrested.

She in turn directed them to pick the money bag from Gichuhi’s sister, APC Florence Wanjiru Karuku, who was at the time guarding Equity Bank.

However, she told detectives that her boyfriend identified as James Macharia had escaped with the loot using motor vehicle registration number KCB 841X to an unknown destination.

The four have been taken to Langata Police Station pending further investigations.

See their photos below.


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