Uganda police foil KCB bank robbery in Jinja

Uganda Police foil KCB bank robbery in Jinja
People gathered near KCB bank on Main Street in Jinja where police said they foiled a robbery. COURTESY PHOTO

Jinja, Uganda | URN | Uganda Police Force on Wednesday evening foiled a robbery at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) branch along Main Street in Jinja town, eastern Uganda.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says two private security guards attached to Pinnacle Security Limited stormed the bank in the company of an unidentified person and put three bank staff at gun point demanding for money.

“However, the manager who had stepped out briefly returned and found his staff at gun point, hence rushed to police that responded immediately,” police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

The attackers reportedly tried to intercept the manager from running out of the bank in vain but managed to grab his phone.

The attackers fled from the scene on suspicion that the manager could tip off police and left behind one gun.

“On suspicion that the manager could have notified police the trio fled the scene abandoning one gun. Incident occurred at 2000hrs this [Wednesday] evening along Jinja Main Street, police has heavily deployed around as the hunt for the suspects intensifies,” Mr Enanga said.

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According to Enanga, police has deployed heavily as the hunt for the suspects intensifies.

KCB bank shares a wall with Jinja Police Station.

Mr Henry Batambuze, the LC Chairman Main Street East village, suspects a connivance between the robbers and staff.