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Ongoing bank attack at Equity Bank, Nairobi West

Police have moved swiftly to stop an ongoing robbery at Equity Bank, Nairobi West.

Witnesses on the scene report that the bank has now been cordoned off and the road leading to the bank closed.

Police are also on the scene to contain the daring daylight heist.

According to sources within the bank, “Someone tried to gain forceful access to the branch but the APs intervened.”

Daring bank robberies have become a norm. Back in July 2021, there was a daring daylight robbery in Machakos County.

It was reported that five armed gangsters robbed the Matuu town Equity Bank branch and stole guns from the police officers guarding it.

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The robbers, who were armed with pistols, are believed to have earlier positioned themselves near the bank, where they monitored the movements of the two policemen before pouncing.

The gang first attacked the female officer at the entrance before entering the banking hall where they confronted the other police officer.

CCTV footage obtained by the Nation shows the uniformed officer, Mr Patrick Omusebe, struggling with the robbers before losing his gun.

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The gang then entered the banking hall where they confronted the other police officer, pointing guns at him and ordering him to surrender, as customers scampered for safety.

Keep it here for more details on the Nairobi West heist.

We will keep updating as they story develops.

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