Police foil robbery attempt outside a Mombasa bank

Police foil robbery attempt outside a Mombasa bank

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Mombasa police boss Lucas Ogara PHOTO:FILE

Mombasa,KENYA:Police in Mombasa have arrested three suspected robbers in a foiled robbery attempt outside a bank .

The trio, two women and a man, were arrested Friday outside standard charted bank along Nkrumah road after attacking a businessman who had withdrawn money from the bank.

Police said the suspects had trailed the businessman to the bank and sat on the customer’s lounge monitoring the businessman closely as he withdrew the money.

The female suspects are said to have even walked to the cashier to fill a withdrawal form, but police say it was a ploy to monitor the amount of money the businessman was going to withdraw.

The suspects later walked outside the bank in the 5pm incident and waited for the businessman to appear before ambushing and ordering him to surrender all the money.

Mombasa police boss Lucas Ogara told Baraka fm  the businessman raised alarm,alerting the officers  who were escorting money on transit.

It is then that the three were arrested and and booked at central police station for interrogation.

Police refused to disclose the amount of money the businessman  had withdrawn or whether the suspects were armed saying it will jeopardize investigations.

“We are holding the three and we will arraign them in court after investigations,”said Mr. Ogara.