THIEVES have stolen almost K2 million after they robbed the National Savings and Credit Bank branch in Kasempa during a night heist.
North-Western Province deputy Police Commissioner Geoffrey Kunda confirmed the incident which occurred on Monday around 22:00 hours.
“Yes, I can confirm that there was a break-in at Natsave bank in Kasempa and the robbers made away with more than K1,800,000, “ he said.
Mr Kunda said the criminals managed to access the main strongroom which contained about K 2, 145, 816, 50.
“The criminal gained entry through the back door up to the saver room and opened the first safe which contained more than K 2 million,” he said.
Mr Kunda said the thieves made away with about K 1,800,000 and dumped the rest inside the bank.
He said the police suspect an inside job because of the way the criminals gained access to the building and some employees of the bank have since been picked for interrogation.
The police chief however could not give any details of those arrested.