Police in Nairobi are in hot pursuit of an armed gang that has robbed and shot a man in Embakasi area.
According to Embakasi Sub-County Police Commander John Nyamu, the gang who were riding on a motorcycle shot the man on the groin before robbing him of Sh1.1 million.
The victim had just withdrawn Sh1.1 million from Family Bank bank, Donholm branch.
“As he was crossing the road, he was confronted by armed men riding on a motorbike. They demanded the bag containing the cash but he resisted, prompting the shooting. We are looking for the rider who dropped him at the scene for interrogation,” a police officer said.
“We want to know how they knew he went for the money. The gang is on the run but we will get them.”
The victim had boarded a matatu to Taj Mall where he alighted and took a boda boda to Cabanas where the incident took place, an indication that the gang could have been trailing him.
The incident comes a week after a gang of three men robbed a man Sh414,000 that he had withdrawn from a bank in Utawala area in Nairobi county.
The victim who is an administrator of a computer school in Mihango area had withdrawn the money from a bank and took an Uber back to the school when a car that had been trailing him blocked their way and hijacked them at about 2pm.
The thugs took control of the car and drove towards Karagita area near Nairobi River where they dumped both the driver and the victim before escaping with the money.
In a similar failed incident, an accountant working at a local academy in Karen escaped being robbed Sh100,000 he had withdrawn from a bank in Galleria mall.
The accountant told police people who had tried to block his way along Bogani Road claimed to be police officers but he drove past their blockade avoiding the robbery.