Thugs armed with knives rob National Bank K27m

A gang of men, believed to be armed with panga knives, have robbed National Bank of Malawi at its Cross Roads branch in Lilongwe about K27 million, police has confirmed.

According to Police Deputy Publicity Officer Kingsely Dandaula, the robbery occurred on Thursday

He said aid the two gained entry into the financial institution using the back door used by members of staff.

“Two female cashiers on duty who heard a knock at the back door went to open and immediately the thieves went in ordering the cashiers to lie down,” said Dandaula.

Picture depicting a hooded bank robber. Disclaimer - this is not the incident at the National Bank

He said the thieves started collecting the money from the sacks which had just been deposited by the customers.

Police were called to the scene of the incident when the thieves had run away with the cash, mostly new bank notes released on Tuesday.

Police has since arrested three G4S security guards in connection with the robbery.

The three security guards are Charles Kumaunda 26, from Sankhani village Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe, Frank Lemu also 26 from Chigumula village Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre and Paul Gameti 46 years from Chipho village in Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo district.

Dandaula said police were investigating and invited members of the public who might have information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits to give the law enforcers.

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