Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) gunned down a Nairobi robbery mastermind behind last year's Ksh72 million heist in Nairobi West.
The man identified as Wycliff Vincent Oduor was shot dead in a dramatic shootout at Kayole junction. He was part of a three-man gang of robbery with violence suspects.
The three were on a motorcycle and were robbing members of the public at the junction when police received a distressed call.
"The Mastermind in Ksh72 million Nairobi West ATM Heist last year; Wycliff Vincent Oduor was today gunned down in a fierce shootout between a three-man gang of robbery with violence suspects and detectives responding to a distress call from the public at Kayole Junction in Nairobi.A photo of Wycliffe Vincent Oduor, accused of orchestrating the Ksh72 million Nairobi West Bank Heist with bundles of money.DCI
"Armed with pistols and riding on a motorbike, the three started robbing members of the public at the said location, a scene which attracted the attention of a team of Kayole detectives on patrol," read a police statement in part.
The other two members Oduor was working with, however, escaped and police launched a manhunt for them. A pistol was recovered from the body of the deceased.
"The gang defied orders to surrender, engaging the officers in a gunfire exchange which left the said suspect down. The other two escaped on the motorbike but are being pursued. A Pistol and a kitchen knife were recovered from the slain suspect" continued the statement.
It was alleged that the impostors stole the money from G4S personnel and an ATM belonging to Standard Chartered Bank in Nairobi West.
Police officers stated that part of the money was stolen while being transported in a van by G4S employees.
They were later arrested on Friday, September 6, and two of the suspects arrested with Ksh7 million turned out to be police officers.
Wycliff Oduor aka 'Vinii' had been out on a Ksh 500,000 bond after his arraignment following the heist.Police officers on the streets of Kabarnet town on Thursday, March 12, 2020
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