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Traders Advised to Request Police Escort When Going to Banks for Money

August 20, 2014

The commander of the Kilamba Kiaxi District Police Division, chief superintendant Alberto Paulo "Bala", last Tuesday in Luanda advised traders to request police escort when they intend to withdraw large amounts of money from a banking institution.

The police chief was speaking at a meeting with bank managers, traders and building yards heads, with a view to finding a strategy to decrease robbery and theft chances.

He explained to the participants in the meeting that in view of the fact that lately many traders have been victim of robbery, after withdrawing money from a bank, it is necessary that they resort to police protection, which is free of charge.

The commander also called the attention of shop owners from west Africa to the fact that when they are robbed they normally do not notify the police.

According to the Kilamba Kiaxi Police Division, from January to July this year, in Luanda City, ten bank robberies took place, six assaults with robberies on several people, namely five foreigners (four Asians and one from West Africa). However, the criminals were arrested and taken to court.

The police also recorded in August the occurrence of a five million kwanzas robbery on a Chinese citizen, who had withdrawn the money from a bank branch in Talatona ward, Samba District of Luanda.

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Source: AllAfrica

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