Two police officers guarding Equity bank, Matuu branch in
Yatta, Machakos County are nursing injuries at Matuu Level 4 Hospital after
they tried to avert a daylight bank robbery.
According to a police report scene by K24 Digital, the two were injured after 5 armed robbers stormed the bank in the mid-morning of Tuesday, July 27.
“Robbery with violence incident report: Ref OB no.
15/27/07/2021 at 1020hrs. It was reported by one Michael Muriithi Gachanja the
manager Equity bank Matuu of tel. no. 072######5 that today at around 0910hrs 5
armed robbers entered the bank after injuring and disarming the officers
guarding the bank,” the police report.
After the bank manager informed police in Matuu of the
robbery, a contingent of officers led by SCPC Yatta, SCCIO Yatta and Matuu
Police Station OCS rushed to the scene and found the two officers
“It was established that no. 1####9 pc (w) Dorothy
Opili sustained injuries on her hip joint, bruises on her left hand and her
ak47 riffle s/no 5526385 with 30 rounds had been robbed,” the report said
Patrick Omusebe an officer who was guarding the bank
together with Opili sustained bruises on both hands, pain and on his private
parts and his ak47 riffle s/no 5526385 with 30 rounds was also robbed.
Five customers who were on the banking hall at the time of
the robbery were also robbed off of their property.
“Rosina Syombua was robbed ksh 51,860, Rhoda Mbithe
Hamisi Ksh 3,500, James Mulaka Mutuku Ksh 11,000, Lawrence Ngugi 200,000, Mary
Kumama Ksh 4,500 while an unknown amount of money was robbed from one of the
bank tellers,” the report said.
The scene of crime was photographed and documented by
detectives from DCI Yatta.