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Two suspects linked to Garden City, TRM robbery cases arrested



Detectives have arrested two suspects for robbing bank customers who use banks situated inside shopping malls namely Garden city mall and Thika Road mall (TRM).

Rebecca Kinuthia Waruguru and Stephen Otieno Orupto were arrested on Friday morning at Garden City Mall after they were found trailing a customer who withdrew cash from one of the ATMs.

Rebecca apparently pretended to be on a phone call while following the customer not knowing that detectives had set a trap for them.

The two are believed to be part of a 5-members gang that trails unsuspecting customers from the bank and robs them after they withdraw money.

Their latest victim was apparently robbed of Ksh 500,000 according to area DCIO Mwenda Meme.

The police boss said they have received numerous complaints from the public.

“It’s a persistent problem where customers from TRM and Garden City are targeted. Last Friday someone went to withdraw cash from Garden City Mall and guards realized he was being trailed…..Today the same characters went back trailing yet another person,” he said.

The two suspects are said to have been using different vehicles in their operations.

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