It is becoming increasing risk to save or transact with DFCU Bank due to the rampant robberies by gunmen targeting the commercial bank. The lastest of such heists, this time targeting a customer carrying huge sums of money, happened in Mbarara at DFCU’s branch in the area.
Police in Mbarara is investigating the circumstances under which two armed men stormed DFCU bank in Mbarara and robbed Shs10 from Sharif Kakooza, a depositor, at gunpoint.
Kakooza narrates that while he was at the counter, two armed men with pistols approached him and put him on gunpoint and instructed him not to say anything but to just walk out of the bank. The two also ordered other people who were in the bank to keep quiet or risk to be shot.
On moving out of the bank, he was put into a waiting Premio car and was driven on a break neck speed up to Booma in the outskirts of Mbarara municipality where he was dumped. Kakooza rushed to Mbarara central police station and reported a case of armed robbery.
Mbarara police says they went to Dfcu bank but the bank manager declined to handover the CCTV footage to police for reviewing to help in identifying the assailants. The manager told police officers that by the time of the robbery, the CCTV cameras were not working.
Police arrested a security guard who was at the entrance to help in investigations. Dfcu bank has of recent been a den of thieves who sometimes deal with bank officials to rob customer savings. In February, police detained dfcu bank official over an attempted robbery at one of the bank’s branches in Bwaise along Apollo Kaggwa Road, Kampala