Wednesday, 31 October 2012
SECURITY GUARD STEALS 140M FROM BACKLEYS BANK IN KASESE
A security guard attached to Saracen Company has this afternoon fled away with about one hundred forty million shillings after seizing it from a coffee dealer at gunpoint in Barclays Bank in Kasese municipality.
The OC CID Kasese central Police Godwin Tugumye confirmed the incident saying forty million shillings from the guard who had taken one hundred eighty million shillings from the coffee trader.
He identified the guard as Lawrence Tumwesigwa that was providing security at the bank.
He said that two suspects have been arrested to help in investigations as police mounted a hunt for the guard who had escaped on a motorcycle boda boda.
He declined to disclose the identities of the two suspects in police custody and the coffee dealer for investigative reasons.
According to the Tugumye, the thug dropped forty million shillings, which a another guard at the Post Bank, a few meters from Barclays bank recovered and handed over to Barclays bank.
Eyewitnesses said that as the guard thug fled, started splashing some of the looted money to the people who were chasing after him on foot and on boda boda motorcycles.The thug reportedly grabbed some of the money at one of the counters, stormed out of the bank and fled towards Nyakasanga, a Kasese town suburb.