Police confirmed that part of the cash was stolen as G4S employees transported it in a van while the rest was withdrawn from an ATM.
Officials suspect that it was an inside job going by the way the thugs seemed to know the planned movements of the cash from G4S headquarters on Witu Road in Industrial Area to Standard Chartered Bank in Nairobi West.
They left in two vehicles with men thought to be cash-in-transit officers escorting them.
However, the officers turned out to be criminals on reaching Nairobi West and demanded part of the money.
Later, they demanded StanChart’s ATM passwords and withdrew more cash.
Sources say the thieves made away with 13 bags loaded with the Sh72 million.
Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo said they have launched investigations into the incident. He said they will interrogate the staff who were involved in the movement of the cash.
He added the G4S personnel reported the matter long after the car had left the scene.
The incident affected the bank’s activities for a while.
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