Robbers hit Karatina Equity Bank, steal Sh873,000
SEE ALSO :Government lending earns banks Sh122bThe incident took place at 7pm Monday when the bank staff were still working. Although the majority of banks usually close their doors to customers between 4pm and 5pm, their staff remain behind to carry out tasks such as reconciliation. Most financial institutions also have police guards during working hours. By the time the five robbers were striking, the law enforcers had left the bank. The 21 bank staff were working when the criminals, who were armed with AK-47 rifles and machetes, opened the double front door to the banking hall using keys. After gaining entry, the robbers ordered the staff to lie down as they made their way to the bank's safe, where they took away cash boxes. None of the employees was hurt in the incident. Nyeri County Police Commander Adiel Nyange said some of the employees and guards assigned to the night shift were being questioned as part of ongoing investigations.