A staff of Development Finance Company (DFC) bank in Uganda was on Tuesday sexually assaulted by robbers during their raid.
According to her colleagues, the three were winding up of the day’s business when the four unidentified men walked in and ordered them to show them the safe.
The robbers are reported to have assaulted the trio demanding for the keys to the safe in vain.
In their statement to police, two of the employees stated that the robbers sexually abused their female colleague to compel her to surrender the key.
After the four men, reportedly in possession of an AK47 rifle, failed to coerce the staff to hand in the keys, they resorted to trying to cut the safe without success.
The bank staff noted that the robbers then left at 10.20pm after storming the CCTV control room, disconnecting the cameras.
They are reported to have made off with the monitor and central processing unit used to store CCTV footage.
The four men then hijacked a Toyota Vitz belonging to one of the employees that was parked at the entrance.
Ugandan authorities later discovered that the attackers abandoned the vehicle in Busega and disappeared.
Police officers in Uganda are currently investigating the matter as they also seek to find any information about the four armed men.
According to the detectives working on the case, they suspect that two guards attached to Securex deployed to guard the bank were part of the robbery plan.
The two guards, who Securex has only identified as Francis E. and Alfred K., are stated to be on the run after dumping their guns outside the Bank.
The deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said that his office has began a manhunt for the security guards.
“The information we are getting is that they tried all they can to get access to the safe but they failed. The hunt is on and were able to establish that one vehicle registration UAX 992N was stolen and abandoned in Busega but investigations are ongoing,” Owoyesigyire said.
The female employee who was raped is currently admitted at Norvik Hospital on Buganda Road in Kampala.
The bank which has since been closed for investigations, issued a statement asserting that their affected staff are receiving medical attention and counselling.