UPDATE: All Staffs are Safe & no Cash Stolen -Equity Banks Says
Following shooting incidences that took place at Kisumu`s Angawa Equity bank branch on Tuesday 23rd November, the company has now given updates stating that all their staffs are safe and no cash was stolen.
Equity posted on its Twitter account briefing its customers who might have expressed fear over the incident.
This comes barely hours after the police failed to arrest the armed robbers who had raided the Equity premises on Tuesday 23rd at 11:20 am despite a stand-off that lasted more than an hour.
Dear Member,— Equity Bank Kenya (@KeEquityBank) November 23, 2021
We had an incident where armed robbers gained access into the banking hall of our Kisumu Angawa Branch. Security agents led by local authorities are currently on the scene. All staff are safe and no cash was lost.
The operation had to be called off, with Nyanza Regional Coordinator Magu Mutindika claiming those detained, including bank employees, were being questioned.
Officers are still perplexed by tear gas canisters found during the operation, which they said were not consistent with any that cops use.
The attackers attacked the bank about 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, firing tear gas at people seeking services in the banking hall, according to witnesses.
According to Nyanza regional police boss Karanja Muiruri, who supervised the Tuesday afternoon operation, the criminals also hurled teargas at the officers.
"It is not the police who lobbed teargas, it was the robbers who lobbed teargas at us and we have the sample,"
"We don't know where it comes from, but it is from somewhere,"
Armed robbers raiding Equity Bank in Kisumu City. Police in response pic.twitter.com/wXyjmnloH6— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) November 23, 2021