Exchange of gunfire between police officers and robbers who invaded Equity bank located at Angawa Street in Kisumu city.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.
Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

During the bank robbery that took place in the city of Kisumu, 4 robbers got into a gunfight with the police and escaped.

The district police chief revealed that the robbers posed as customers during the evacuation of all bank staff and customers.

Nyanza District Commissioner Magu Mutindika explained to the press that the robbers may have changed their clothes before they left unnoticed.

"We have a men's shirt. We suspect the thieves changed their clothes and left the bank lounge during the eviction of distressed customers," he said.

Mutindika added that efforts to contain the robbery were futile after the robbers fired tear gas at the officers.


A witness told the press that the events unfolded at 11:00 am when the suspects broke into the bank and threw tear gas at the building, causing hysteria.

"There are people who come to this bank at 11:00 am. Some of them entered and some stayed outside. Meanwhile, the tear gas thrown inside infuriated the customers inside.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.
Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

“I got the report and called the District Police Commander, who came here with the other officers to see what happened. After a while, one of these suspects wrote a note to a lady that they would finish her off without demanding 100,000 Ksh,” he said. witness.

Staff and customers evacuated from the bank facility in Angawa, Kisumu County, were taken to the Central Police Station, where they were expected to record statements.

Mutindika blamed the lady for causing panic among the other customers who had to flee.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.
Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

The district police chief revealed that the robbers posed as customers during the evacuation of all bank staff and customers.

During the bank robbery that took place in the city of Kisumu, 4 robbers got into a gunfight with the police and escaped.

The district police chief revealed that the robbers posed as customers during the evacuation of all bank staff and customers.

Nyanza District Commissioner Magu Mutindika explained to the press that the robbers may have changed their clothes before they left unnoticed.

"We have a men's shirt. We suspect the thieves changed their clothes and left the bank lounge during the eviction of distressed customers," he said.

Mutindika added that efforts to contain the robbery were futile after the robbers fired tear gas at the officers.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.
Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

A witness told the press that the events unfolded at 11:00 am when the suspects broke into the bank and threw tear gas at the building, causing hysteria.

"There are people who come to this bank at 11:00 am. Some of them entered and some stayed outside. Meanwhile, the tear gas thrown inside infuriated the customers inside.

“I got the report and called the District Police Commander, who came here with the other officers to see what happened. After a while, one of these suspects wrote a note to a lady that they would finish her off without demanding 100,000 Ksh,” he said. witness.

Staff and customers evacuated from the bank facility in Angawa, Kisumu County, were taken to the Central Police Station, where they were expected to record statements.

Mutindika blamed the lady for causing panic among the other customers who had to flee.

"That lady panicked and kidnapped the others. Most of the people are at the police station as we speak. We plan to go and do a thorough search," she said.

Nyanza police commander Karanja Muiruri urged the crowd surrounding the bank to evacuate the area after robbers gassed police officers and took them hostage.

Muiruri also noted that initial investigations revealed that the tear gas canisters did not belong to the police, and an investigation was launched to determine their source. Also, the robbers made the operation more difficult by keeping the hostages in the bank.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.
Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

Robbery foiled at Equity Kisumu branch.

The Nyanza police chief asked the crowd to evacuate the area, fearing that the robbers could be armed and dangerous. This is with videos showing fire engines sprinkling water to reduce the power of tear gas incubated by the robbers, as he refuses to specify the number of thugs and hostages hiding in the bank.

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