Two more suspects were Monday arrested and Sh3 million recovered from them in connection with the Sh15 million heist from the house of a Chinese national in Lang’ata area, Nairobi.
The suspects were arrested in Mombasa by a team of Directorate of Criminal Investigation’s Special Service Unit (SSU).
Police said they recovered Sh2 million from one of the suspects while the second one had deposited Sh1 million into his bank account.
The money has been frozen ahead of withdrawal as an exhibit, police said.
According to police, the first suspect was intercepted while onboard a Toyota Vanguard in Mombasa and found with Sh2 million in cash.
The car is believed to have been the same they used to escape from the Chinese national’s house last Thursday night.
“With further investigations ongoing, the Vanguard vehicle which is believed to be the one captured on CCTV at the scene has been detained and kept as an exhibit,” said the DCI.
It was then the second suspect was found with receipts to show he had deposited the Sh1 million in his account and later took officers to the bank where they confirmed the same.
Police believe the money is part of the cash that was stolen from the Lang’ata house.
Four other suspects were Monday produced in court as police made a miscellaneous application to detain them.
The officers were allowed to hold them for five days up to Friday as they continue with investigations.
Mr Wang Daoli went to Langata police station on Friday and informed officers there he had lost the money which was in a safe.
He had earlier on claimed the money lost was Sh50 million but changed his statement and said it was Sh15 million.
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