Rwamagana: One shot dead in daring SACCO robbery, three escape

On 8 December 2020 at 03:37

One assailant has been shot dead as he along with three accomplices attempted to rob from Umurenge Sacco (saving and credit microfinance) located in Munyiginya sector in Rwamagana district.

The incident took place last night when three of the four assailants equipped with traditional arms run away.

The Executive Secretary of Munyiginya sector, Richard Niyomwungeri has told IGIHE that the armed thieves stormed the bank around 00:40

“We have been alerted around midnight that gangs with knives attacked the Sacco. It is said that one attacked the security guard as others broke glasses of the building attempting to open. They immediately run away as the security guard shot dead the assailant,” he said.

Niyomwungeri explained that the security did the shooting for self-defense as the gang wanted to stab him.

Police spokesperson in Eastern Province, CIP Hamduni Twizeyimana has told IGIHE that the security guard first warned the gang with a shot into the air before gunning him/her down with three bullets.

“The guard explains that he had changed stance after thieves stole a computer at the bank recently. When last night thieves came, they inspected his former stance, missed him and started breaking glasses to break through. Some thieves run away as the guard fired into the air and gunned one down with three bullets,” he said.

CIP Twizeyimana appealed on residents to report suspects threatening security on time.