Robbers steal Sh1.3 million for Chebisaas teachers’ trip to Mombasa
Police in Nandi Hills are investigating a robbery on Thursday in which a school bursar said he lost Sh1.3 million outside a commercial bank in town.
Nahashion Lagat, the accounts manager of AIC Chebisaas Girls High School in Nandi South, had withdrawn the money from a local bank for a teacher’s holiday retreat in Mombasa.
After collecting the bulk cash, police said, he took the money wrapped in a khaki envelope and dropped it in his car before proceeding to a nearby grocery to buy an item.
On his return, Lagat, is reported to have found the doors of the car wide open and the envelope missing.
Nandi East DCIO Rahman Wasilwa said they were investigating the puzzling incident, adding it wasn’t the first time such an incident was reported in the area.
“We have several cases that have been reported, including another where suspects were arrested after stealing from a car in Kapsabet,” the DCIO said.
Police are analysing CCTV footage from the premises around the car to establish the identities of the thieves suspects.
The robbers, according to vendors who witnessed them opening the car doors, claimed they were trailing the bursar’s vehicle and had parked their white Probox getaway car behind his.
Detectives were following leads from several previous incidents in which it is alleged the suspects use a “remote blue tooth” gadget to open motor vehicles fitted with central locking system to open the doors.
A month ago, four suspects were nabbed after CCTV footage captured them in another heist at a bank in Kapsabet town. They tracked and arrested them at Kisumu-Migosi estate with the same vehicle they had used in another robbery.
The four suspects were released on bail by a Kapsabet court after robbing Sh1 million from a petroleum dealer.
The Coast town tour for 40 teachers has been suspended following the theft and the DCI is getting to work.