Armed Robbers Break Nkhata Bay First Merchant Bank Branch

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Police in the Northern region of Malawi, Nkhata Bay are looking for six unknown men armed with machetes who invaded Nkhata Bay First Merchant Bank (FMB) branch where they managed to go away with an electric equipment worth M K2, 700.000

According to Nkhata Bay Police publist, Ignatius Esau, said on November 10, 2016, the bank’s branch manager Mrs Victoria Saka closed the bank at around 1600hrs and left two G4S security guards on the premises.

“During the wee hours of November 11, 2016, six unknown men invaded Nkhata Bay FMB branch where they tied up the two guards with ropes and proceeded to break the locking system of the rear door”, said Esau.

He added, “this enabled the armed robbers to enter into the bank building where they took away an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) which is pegged at K2, 700.000”.

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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