Robbers attack banks in Karonga, Chitipa: OIBM and NBS hit


    Armed robbers are causing havoc in business shops and banks in Karonga and Chitipa officials have worried.

    In a latest development, thugs attacked the Opportunity International Bank of Malawi (OIBM) in Karonga and New Building Society (NBS) in Chitipa after looting K7.8 million at Airtel shop in Karonga within this month of November, 2016.

    Confirming the development, Karonga Police Spokesperson Enoch Livason said the incident occurred on Sunday.

    “Yes, I can confirm to you that we are hunting for unidentified thieves who broke into the OIBM bank on Sunday night,” said Livason.

    Police in Chitipa also confirmed about the NBS incident.

    Despite managing to break and enter the two banks, thieves failed to steal cash, according to the police reports.

    As the police continue with their investigation, two security guards in Karonga have been arrested in connection to the development.

    According to Karonga police spokesperson, the two guards were working under KK Security Group Company who were guarding the OIBM bank during the day of the event.

    Meanwhile, police have assured the business fraternity that it will tighten the security during the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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