dfcu speaks after armed men raid Bwaise, rape staff

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Robbers on Monday broke into dfcu bank, Bwaise branch along Apollo Kaggwa road in Kampala in an attempted robbery.

Uganda Radio Network [URN] reports that the four unidentified men armed with an AK-47 rifle stormed the bank premises at around 7pm as the bank was closing.

The robbers beat up three bank employees demanding for the keys to the safe. The thugs even raped one of their female employees for it.

Without a key, they tried to cut the safe. Having failed by 10:20pm, the robbers stormed the CCTV control room and disconnected the cameras.

They made off with the monitor and central processing unit (CPU) used to store CCTV footage.

Once outside the bank, they stole a Vitz vehicle, registration number UAX 992N belonging to one of the employees.

They dumped the vehicle in Busega and vanished.

Police believes two security guards attached to Securex Security Company deployed to guard the bank were part of the attempted heist.

The two guards, who Securex has only identified as Francis E. and Alfred K. are currently on the run after dumping their guns outside the bank.

The raped staff is admitted at Norvik hospital on Buganda Road.

Dfcu statement:

There was an attempted robbery at one of our Kampala branches in Bwaise.

Several armed men ambushed our staff as they were closing up to leave the branch after work.

Unfortunately, during the attack, some of our employees were physically assaulted.

The affected staff are currently receiving medical attention and counselling.

We are doing everything to ensure they get back to their feet as quickly as possible.

In addition to reporting the attempted robbery to the police and supporting with the investigations, we are reviewing the security measures in place to further enhance the safety and security of our people.

Our Bwaise branch will remain closed today as investigations are underway.  In the meantime, customers are being served at the Makerere and Kawempe branches which are the closest in proximity.

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