Jet-set gang arrested in plane over Sh18m heist

What you need to know:

  • The four men, among them an Administration Police officer, were suspected to have robbed Mombasa residents of more than Sh18 million in separate incidents before flying to Nairobi aboard a Jambo Jet plane.
  • Flying Squad commander Munga Nyale said the suspects were members of a gang that waylays bank customers who make large cash withdrawals.
  • Police in Mombasa contacted their colleagues in Nairobi after a man was robbed of Sh800,000 he had withdrawn from a bank.
    Investigations indicated that the suspects boarded a Nairobi-bound plane soon after the attack.
  • The suspects had earlier been linked to a robbery involving a cooperative society employee who was kidnapped on Nyerere Avenue after withdrawing Sh2 million from a bank.

Flying Squad officers stormed a plane, pulled out four robbery suspects and recovered stolen cash at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at the weekend.

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