Eight months of hiding ,a man suspected to have been part of a Kenyan gang that stole Ksh 140 million (Dh5 million) in Dubai eight months ago has been arrested.
George Gitau Maina, 28, was arrested in Githurai and becomes the second suspect to be arrested over the robbery.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) tweeted on his arrest,”#Arrested! Mr. George Gitau Maina, the second suspect in the #Dubai Cash in Transit Theft; where millions of shillings was stolen by 3Kenyans, was arrested yesterday afternoon & will be arraigned in court today. The first suspect; Rebecca Musau had already been arrested & charged”.
#ARRESTED|Mr. George Gitau Maina, the second suspect in the #Dubai Cash in Transit Theft; where millions of shillings was stolen by 3Kenyans, was arrested yesterday afternoon & will be arraigned in court today. The first suspect; Rebecca Musau had already been arrested & charged. pic.twitter.com/uD5rIbpn63
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 7, 2018
Police did not disclose if the suspect was found with any money during his arrest, only saying that he will be arraigned in court on Wednesday and charged with stealing contrary to section 278 of the penal code.
The first suspect Rebecca Musau was arrested and charged in July this year at the Namanga border while trying to cross into Tanzania.
During her hearing, the prosecutor said that Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet had received information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the suspect together with her accomplices had left Dubai after it was reported that some money in transit had gone missing.
It is at that point the Immigration Department was asked to put the suspect on the radar.
Upon her arrest, she was taken to her home in Kamulu where police recovered Sh13 million.
Musau together with her accomplices had stolen the money from Transguard Cash on Transit, while enroute to refilling an ATM at Dierra City Mall in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
According to police, the three Kenyans were part of a team of six guards working for the private security firm and who were escorting the cash in March.
Three Kenyan suspects are believed to have returned to the country after the robbery.
United Arab Emirates security operatives are collaborating with Kenya police and Interpol officers in the search for the gang.