Tuskys worker dismantled the CCTV camera before removing a knife at a cashier and robbed her of Sh320,000 at the Karasha Branch on Kenyatta Avenue.
The incident took place on Saturday night at around 7 PM where the cashier was clearing her day’s collection. The cashier was going to get the money case to deposit the day’s collection when she was confronted by her colleague who then ordered her to surrender the cash or be stabbed.
After successfully threatening the cashier, the worker collected the cash and quickly dashed out. By the time the police arrived, he had already disappeared into the busy streets of Nairobi.
From the Police report, the worker had calculated his steps before the robbery which included dismantling the CCTV Camera in the Tuskys Supermarket.
Several workers who were still present were grilled by the police in efforts meant to unmask their colleague who conducted the robbery. From the look of things, he had hidden his face.
Nairobi police boss Augustine Nthumbi confirming the incident stated that no suspect has been arrested in connection with the robbery at Tuskys supermarket. Though more probe has been extended to this week.
Tuskys has been struggling financially. The once-booming one-stop shopping center is slowly dying down.
So far, Tuskys has only 5 branches operating out of 64 which were running all over the country.
It has sunk into debts with most supplies just waiting for a go-ahead to auction whatever Tuskys still holds as assets to recover their money.
Even workers in some branches have never been paid. They protested in several actions but still, nothing has ever come out of it.
The family-run business has taken the same course which was taken by Nakumatt supermarket which just dead in Kenya.
For Tuskys to get back to business it will take more than just investments but a complete overhaul of the management of the Supermarket.