Saturday, October 31, 2020

No breakthrough in Standard Bank’s P260, 000 robbery

No arrests have been made yet in a case in which robbers broke into the Standard Chartered Bank, Jwaneng Branch, and made off with P 260, 000. The police have also been unable to recover any of the stolen money.

It has been three months since the robbery, and the police are still clueless as to who the culprits might be. While the police insist that investigations are continuing, it has emerged that they have absolutely no leads, and they have not been able to trace the stolen money.

“We suspect that this was an inside job. The robbers had the security codes of the ATM and they managed to open it very easily,” said Jwaneng Police station commander, Superintendent Kebafitlhetse Mothubane.

After the June 26th robbery, senior and junior officers working for Standard Bank were detained and thoroughly questioned by the police. But the police never made any headway and eventually released the employees. However, the bank later fired six of the employees, including the branch manager.

“It is clear that the robbers knew what they were doing and were familiar with bank operations. They even knew the bank’s security codes,” said Mothubane.

Broadhurst police station officers have also not been able to apprehend suspects who broke into Barclays Bank two years ago and made away with an undisclosed amount.

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