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Police fail to arrest suspected robbers in Equity Bank raid

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Police fail to arrest suspected robbers in Equity Bank raid

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Police have failed to capture suspected armed robbers who stormed Equity Bank on Ang’awa Avenue in Kisumu despite an operation that lasted for hours.

At least four gunmen gained entry into the bank at 11 am according to a police report, and threw tear gas canisters on the floor, forcing some customers and staff to scamper for safety.

Police officers were immediately deployed after witnesses lodged a robbery attempt at the bank to neutralize the suspects who fought back by firing tear gas canisters and live bullets.

The scene was cordoned off and declared an active crime scene.

However, the operation was called off Tuesday afternoon, with no arrest of the suspects made. Nyanza Regional Commissioner Magu Mutindika told the press that police are questioning those who were held by the gunmen.

It is suspected that the robbers left the establishment disguised as customers during the evacuation of hostages.

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