Police probe theft of Ksh 11m from Barclays Bank ATMs

Written By: Kennedy Epalat

Police in Nairobi are investigating the theft of over 11 million shillings from Barclays Bank Automated Teller Machines – ATMs in various parts of the city.

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Nairobi County Police Commander, Philip Ndolo, who confirmed the theft to KBC said the matter is currently being handled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations-DCI.

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Ndolo however said police suspect an inside job since no ATM was broken into, adding that it is only the Barclays bank which has the keys to the facilities.

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He questioned why it took the bank staff over five hours to report the incidents which happened Saturday morning.

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The thieves targeted ATMs at Mutindwa in Buruburu, Kenyatta National Hospital and The Mater Hospital in South B, where they stole  6.3 million shillings, 4.3 million shillings and 1 million shillings respectively.

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