MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Against the backdrop of Tuesday’s attempted robbery of an ATM and the beating of a security guard by gunmen at Bank House Mall in Mandeville, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) says it is assessing its operations.
In a statement on Tuesday, NCB encouraged customers to utilise digital banking services amid the incident.
“The safety of our staff, customers, and service providers remains our top priority, and as such, we are actively assessing our operations to ensure that every measure is taken to protect their lives and safety. We continue to encourage customers to consider utilising our digital channels such as online banking and the mobile app for bill payments, transfers and balance checks, where possible,” the statement read in part.
“We recognise the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we prioritise the safety and well-being of all involved. In the meantime, we will continue working closely with the relevant authorities and stakeholders toward the safety and security of our staff, customers, and service providers,” the statement added.
In Tuesday’s incident, gunmen reportedly vandalised the ATM but were unsuccessful in removing cash from it.
READ: Security guard beaten in attempted robbery at Mandeville ATM
This follows Sunday’s brazen attack in Portmore, St Catherine on Beryllium couriers.
Three Beryllium security guards were shot Sunday while servicing an automated teller machine at Scotiabank in Braeton Parkway. The criminals reportedly made off with more than $20 million.
READ: ‘Breakthrough imminent’ in Beryllium robbery case, says cop
- Kasey Williams
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