Man arrested breaking into bank using hacksaw

A middle-aged man has been arrested after he attempted to steal money from Equity Bank, Thika branch on Sunday, April 8.

The suspect, Vincent Murerwa, allegedly gained access to the bank through its roof before using a hacksaw to cut the window grills in order to access the banking hall, Thika OCPD Willy Simba said.

Mr Murerwa, who was alone during the incident, was also caught in possession of a torch.

The suspect’s activities in the bank were captured on CCTV cameras.

Equity Bank CCTV operators in Nairobi alerted security officers in Thika, who swung into action.

Mr Simba said Mr Murerwa is also suspected of stealing Ksh100, 000 from an M-Pesa shop in Thika.

The suspect will be arraigned as soon as investigations into the incident are concluded.



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