Police in Jinja has initiated investigations for the three suspects that attempted to rob KCB Bank, Jinja branch last evening.
The three suspects including two private guards attached to pinnacle Security Company armed with rifles stormed the bank on Wednesday evening and demanded for money.
The suspected thugs have been identified as Namutondo Willy and Otikoi Benard who are currently still on the run.
According to Kira region spokesperson SP Diana Nandawula revealed that suspects it is alleged to have put three bankers at gun point demanding for money. However, the bank manager Mbulalina Patrick aged 33yrs who had moved out briefly returned and realized that they were under attack. He rushed out and notified police that responded immediately.
‘’The suspects are believed to have fled the scene before police arrived, abandoning one gun an SAR reg. No. Ug Pol 594325 – 07243 with 5 rounds of ammunition’ said.
It’s also alleged that a mobile phone was grabbed from the manager as their attackers tried to intercept him from running out of the bank to report the matter to police.
Police in conjunction with the management of pinnacle security are conducting a serious manhunt for the guards, teams have already been dispatched to their home districts, and their homes in Jinja have also been searched where the second gun, a pump action has been recovered from works zone, Nile crescent road.
Details are still scanty on any conspiracies but a broad based investigation is being conducted and a number of bank staff have already made statements at CPS, Jinja.
Upon their arrest,the suspects will be charged with two accounts of robbery and attempted robbery .