Rwanda : Ecobank survives robbery attempt


Ecobank survives robbery attemptPolice in Nyarugenge District, Muhima Police Station is detaining one Soko Salim, 21, who attempted to steal money from Ecobank, Biryogo Branch using a fake Gun.

Police reports indicate that the suspect managed to sneak into the bank premises at around 12h00 wearing a hood and a toy pistol meant to scare the manager and staff of the bank. When he got inside the bank, he immediately put everybody present at gun point and forced the teller to fill his bag with bank notes. In the process, a cleaner cried from inside calling for help.

Eye witnesses in the areas said that the criminal saw that people outside were alert and started entering the bank to help out, he quickly run trying to evade through another exit  to get  to the back road but one Julius Nizeyimana, a resident of Gitega sector managed to grab him, assisted by other people outside. They were aware of what has happened inside the bank. He had left the money and the toy pistol inside the bank.

When asked how and why he planned to go by that move to get the money through tricking and dishonest means, he said that he was forced by other two people to do so after they took him for ransom .The day before the attempted theft scenario, people saw him in Biryogo area buying a black paint which he might have used to paint his toy. Investigations continue.

Supt Theos Badege, the Police spokesperson warned the youth in particular to desist from unlawful acts which may lead them to problems in their lives. He rather urged them to use opportunities offered by the Government to make their future better. Working hard and exploring new opportunities should be objectives that drive them to attain. He once again commended the people for their swift intervention to arrest the suspect as a good act in curbing crimes.

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