Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mombasa Tuskys Supermarket Robbery
BREAKING NEWS: One kid has died and several others seriously injured after a grenade detonated in a Sunday School in Pangani. Now the cowards going by the name of terrorists have turned their evil grenades on kids. Shame on them!!!
Spate of Supermarket robberies that are never reported in the media
At least 7 heavily armed thugs broke into the Tuskys Digo Road Mombasa supermarket last night at about 9pm and made off with an unspecified amount of cash.
Sources within the giant supermarket chain have told a Kumekucha informant that the gangsters seemed to have a lot of inside information and even asked for the chief cashier, a Mr Waweru, by name. The timing of the robbery at 9pm shortly before closing time at 10pm at the end of the month and when workers of the supermarket had just been paid also points to the fact that the robbers must have gotten a lot of inside help and knew the best time to hit when they were bound to find the largest amount of cash available.
Conveniently the CCTV cameras at the supermarket were not working at the time of the raid because they had just been disconnected as workers expanded them into the next shop (formerly Little Chef Restaurant) which has recently been purchased by Tuskys in a bid to expand their floor space for the supermarket.
The robbers were so cool and confident that they took time to collect at least four heavy chests of coins and did not just take away the bank notes as is usually the case in most robberies these days.
But even more puzzling is how stories on robberies at the Supermarket are hardly ever reported. Barely a month ago the TMall Tuskys along Langata Road was robbed and gangsters got away with a staggering Kshs 24 million. Sources within the supermarket say that the directors of the retail chain usually go to great lengths to block any publicity on the robberies because they fear that it will scare away night shoppers a category of customers that is giving most supermarkets in Kenya colossal profits at the moment.
Read about the family power struggle to control Tuskys Supermarket