CCTV Capturing Daring Bank Robbery in Matuu Emerges [VIDEO]

  • Following a daring bank robbery on Tuesday morning, July 27, in Matuu town, Machakos County, CCTV footage has emerged showing how the unfortunate events unfolded.

    The two minutes and 16 seconds video showed a commotion ensuing after the suspected robbers shot in the air and area residents scampered for safety.

    Two of the suspects then proceeded to rough up and disarm a police officer who was manning the premises before pushing him in to the banking hall. 

    The third armed suspect was left manning the entrance and was seen pacing in and out of the hall.

    Media reports indicated that the robbers held customers and police officers hostage for ten to fifteen minutes before they stole and escaped.

    Witnesses stated that there was a heavy exchange of gunfire as thugs shot in the air.

    “The thugs got in the morning as the staff opened the hall. It was around 9:00 a.m. They took everyone hostage and closed the doors.

    “There was a gun battle but they were shooting in the air. One thug was shot in the arm,” stated one witness.

    Police officers have since launched an investigation into the matter.

    A similar incident was witnessed in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) on Friday, July 2, when robbers attempted to steal from a bank.

    The robbers had planned to drill their way into the bank in the wee hours of the morning but were caught just before they could get away with cash.

    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime
    A police vehicle at a scene of a crime