It’s not uncommon in the muggle world to hear about bank robberies - but it is unusual that you would hear about Muggles trying to rob Wizarding Banks.
For the first time in history, a muggle-man was reported to have marched into Gringotts Bank in Diagon Alley at approximately 11am waving around a black wand that was described to project pieces of elemental lead, also known to Muggles as a gun.
While no one was hurt during the transgression, the question looms - how exactly did a Muggle get into Diagon Alley and furthermore, what would a Muggle need with Wizarding Currency?
When we caught up with one of the Goblins who was at the bank during the time of the incident, he let us know
“The man who came into Gringotts did not speak, not even once. He walked in, went straight to the first clerk that was available and passed them a howler. The howler began screaming in a dark ominous voice that if Gringotts did not hand over all Golden Galleons in the bank’s possession, we would all be subject to death. You just cant trust those muggle folk, none of them."
For our readers who are unfamiliar with Gringotts, this request is not only impractical but impossible. Access to a Wizard or Witches vault is only possible through the Wizard or Witch theirselves. What’s also peculiar is that Howlers require magic to become activated. How would a muggle have been able to do this?
Furthermore, we have heard from an unverified source that the Muggle in question may have been under the Imperious Curse. The Department of Muggle Affairs however has refused to speak with The Daily Prophet regarding the circumstances that unfolded today.
Right now there are more questions than answers, but rest assured. The Daily Prophet will bring you more information on this story as it continues to unfold.
Until then fellow Wizards and Witches, steer clear of black muggle wands as they have been reported to cause serious harm or death.