Moldova-Agroindbank has described the statements regarding the heist of July 6, 2019, launched on Monday, July 29, as defamatory. In a press release, the bank said the statements "are ill-founded, no arguments and evidence demonstrating the above-stated facts are presented," IPN reports.
"We find that the ill-founded allegations made to the bank have a manipulative purpose, meant to discredit the institution and may have a negative impact on the stability of the entire sector. Any accusations on this subject are inappropriate, purely declarative, until the investigation is fully completed. The MAIB provides all the support to the investigative authorities for the clearest possible detection of the heist, the identification of offenders and the recovery of assets", the MAIB communiqué said.
Veaceslav Șevciuc, the representative of about 20 customers affected by the heist at the Moldova-Agroindbank, claims that they believe the criminal offense was organized inside the bank. As they say it also demonstrates that alarm and video surveillance systems have been disconnected. The affected customers are asking the Ministry of Internal Affairs to initiate criminal prosecution for the MAIB.