Police yesterday, 24th March, gunned down Wycliff Vincent Oduor, the suspected mastermind of last year’s Nairobi West Shopping Centre ATM heist.
This followed a fierce shootout between a three-man gang and detectives, who responded to a distress call from the public at Kayole Junction in Nairobi.
Armed with pistols and riding on a motorbike, the three had robbed members of the public, attracting the attention of a team of police officers on patrol.
The gang reportedly defied orders to surrender, engaging the officers in an exchange of fire, in which the suspect was killed.
The other two escaped on the motorbike but are being pursued.
A pistol and a kitchen knife were recovered from the suspect.
Wycliff Oduor aka ‘Vinii’ has been out on a Ksh500,000 bond after being arraigned over the heist.