Robbers breaks into Nkhatabay FMB, steal UPS


Six men armed with panga knives attacked Nkhatabay FMB branch on Friday and managed to get away with an electrical device worth K2.7 million.

Spokesperson for Nkhatabay police Ignatius Esau said the robbers stole an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS).

gunAccording to Esau, the bank’s branch manager Victoria Saka told the police that on Thursday she closed the bank at around 4pm and left two G4S security guards on the premises.

“But during the wee hours of Friday, six men invaded the branch where they tied up the two guards with ropes and proceeded to break the locking system of the rear door,” said Esau.

This enabled the armed robbers to enter into the bank building and take away the UPS which is valued at K2.7 million.

When police arrived at the scene, the robbers had already left the premises and investigations to arrest and possibly take the suspects to court are currently underway.

Once arrested, the suspects will be charged with the offence of robbery with violence which contravenes section 301 of the Penal Code.

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