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Was this the most bizarre bank heist in Kenya’s History?

In July-August 1999, Mashreq Bank at the imposing ICEA building on Kenyatta Avenue was robbed twice.

The first time was on July 1, 1999 when robbers stormed the branch at midday and made away with 0.5 million bob. The second time was on the morning of August 17, 1999. This time the six robbers took their time and robbed the bank of KShs. 9 million bob-or 7.5 million, depending on whether you believe the bank or the police.

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