Rundu FNB branch robbed of N$1, 8 million

RUNDU: The First National Bank (FNB) Rundu branch was robbed off money amounting to N.dollars 1,8 million on Monday morning.

Two employees of the Mpungu Security Company at Rundu, collected the money from the FNB Rundu branch situated within the Galaxy shopping mall on Monday morning.

On their way to take the money to the vehicle, they were allegedly gun pointed by an unknown man who approached them while they were in the elevator trying to go to the ground floor.

The money was meant to be distributed to the bank’s mini Automatic Teller (ATM) machines around the town of Rundu.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Kavango West Commander, Commissioner Olavi Auanga confirmed to Nampa on Monday that the FNB Rundu branch was indeed robbed.

Auanga explained that the two security guards were gun pointed while they were in the elevator and the suspect instructed the two security guards to take him to a destination of his choice.

The security guards then apparently drove the man to a road that leads to Ngandu Lodge where a certain silver Audi vehicle without a registration number was waiting for them.

The suspect then allegedly got out of the security guard’s bakkie with the money and got into the Audi vehicle and sped off.

The Kavango West region police Commander indicated in no uncertain terms that the robbery was not a normal robbery as the security guard’s version is not adding up and is thus not ruling out the possibility that the security guards and some bank employees could have been involved.

“This was a well-planned robbery but we are likely to make some break through,” Commander Auanga said.

Auanga who was also on the ground trying to establish what transpired indicated that the two security guards including their manager are now under arrest and that they are likely to recover some money soon.

Officials from the Mpungu Security Company who refused to be named refused to comment saying a statement will be issued in due course.

SOURCE: NAMPA