Four men connected to the theft of cash in transit by known Wells Fargo staffers on November 6, have been arrested in different parts of Nairobi, and Sh9 million believed to be part of the proceeds recovered.
The operation which was effected by DCI HQS detectives backed up by their Nairobi region counterparts kicked in after painstaking analysis of forensic-led clues, with the first arrow pointing to Rongai where the first suspect was arrested.
Ismael Patrick Gitonga is believed to be the driver and accomplice who ferried Wells Fargo crew Mugetha, Nduiki and the stolen Sh94, 918,750 from the company truck in South C using his Toyota Fielder Reg no. KBM 751W.
The hawkshaws extended their investigations to Njiru area in Kayole where they traced the motorvehicle in the hands of Michael Matoro Njeru and Samuel Onyango, who were ambushed hands-on-tools modifying the vehicle for concealment. The two were equally cuffed and the vehicle detained.
Moments after a brief interrogation, detectives revved to a spot near the Thika Road Mall in Roysambu, where the 4th suspect – Martin Nderi Ng’ang’a – was arrested. He led the detectives to his rented house still in Roysambu, where a search therein saw the rocovery of Sh9.1 million in cash.
Having booked the four suspects, the sleuths proceeded to a forest near Gataka Market in Karen, where the cash box used in transporting the stolen money was recovered. Detectives believe that the forest was the meet up point for the suspects, where the loot was shared before each one of them risked his way from the long arm of the law.
Investigations are ongoing.