Malawi Police arrest 2 Indebank employees over K82 m robbery

Police in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre have arrested two employees of Indebank’s Top Mandala branch is connection with the theft of over K82 million at its Henderson Street service centre.

The two, a security guard and bank clerk, are suspected to have connived with the seven armed robbers who entered the bank through the backdoor using security pin codes.

The police have not yet disclosed the identities of the two suspects.

The robbers beat the security system by disguising themselves as employees of the bank. They punched in a correct pin code which saw the door to the bank open, the convincing the guard who was manning the premise that they indeed staff members.arrest

They further beat the security system up on their way to a “strong room” where the cash was stored.

Southern region police deputy spokesperson Beatrice Mikuwa told Capital FMthat the seven robbers introduced themselves to the guards as staff from the Indebank Limbe service centre.

“One of the robbers, brandishing a pistol, ordered the bank staff to surrender their cell phones and keys to the room where they kept the money.

“They collected the money amounting K82,090, 000 and together they left the bank and sped off using a Honda CRV vehicle.”

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