Muggle Attempts to Rob Gringotts

By: Selevas Amagus

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.

Comments (28)

  • Blasted idiots! The Ministry should be doing SOMETHING about this, not just reporting it (I know that the Ministry controls the Daily Prophet, I know!). If the Ministry didn’t Obliviate the Muggle, I’d set a hairy Bat-Bogey Hex on the Ministry idiots if I wasn’t underage!

  • I am not a person against muggles. I clearly object to this incident. What is all this? I have heard that some muggles are idiots but I never thought we wizards can be idiots too. The reason I think the wizards are turning into idiots is because why do wizards put imperius curse on muggles and let the muggle get sent to azkaban just for money. I would like to further investigate on how a muggle got inside Diagon Alley because I know that there were many protective charms against muggles in Diagon Alley. I believe that there is a person who is in hand with the actual culprit. I promise that I will try my best to find the culprit and bring him/her in front of the world.

  • Somebody is breaking the statue of secrecy. Gold has lots of value to muggles. I would know being muggle-born. There is somebody big behind this. The ministry needs to put a full scale inquiry on this.

      • Draco Malfoy would be my first guess, considering the fact that his father was Lucius Malfoy, but I place no official blame. This is because I would find this a very serious accusation, despite his parents’ past crimes.

  • This is a terrifying news. I am not in any kind against muggles but if the ministry doesnt do something about muggles interfering in the wizarding world then I fear we will have to pay a huge price.

  • Anonymous Gryffindor (Alice Granger-Weasley/Gryffindor/5th year/Quidditch Captain/Currently dating Alexander Diggory, 5th year as well)

    When will the Ministry of Magic finally understand some Muggles are dangerous?

  • HOW did a muggle out of all things get in! That muggle was very stupid to do such a thing. The entrance to diagon alley is protected. I wonder how that muggle got in. This is bad……very bad Indeed!!

  • How is the ministry doing nothing about this? If a muggle had gotten into Diagon Alley he must have been under an imperious curse. Could there be another new dark lord?

  • Seriously, the Ministry of Magic should be more conscious, and how does it appear that a muggle just happens to have a wand that doesn’t make any sense, he must have been under the imperius curse or unless, there could be another dark lord rising

    • Jessica, it’s not really a wand. Guns and wands are different. Its another one of their ways of getting on without magic. but he did have a howler. That’s what worries me.

  • As I agree with my siblings, I think that he was a half-blood. Knowing both wizard and muggle ways, he might’ve been impersonating a muggle so that they couldn’t trace him down as a wizard. I have nothing against half-bloods, for my father is one himself.

    • I agree, brother, but what I meant is this. What if this man wasn’t a wizard at all? As I said before, if the muggles can enter Diagon, our sanctuaries are limited and our secrecy is in peril. Besides, not sure how much power father’s name carries now. Draco’s been trying to frame father for another Gringott’s robbery.

  • How do we know that this muggle wasn’t like a parent of a student at Hogwarts. They must have known how to get to Diagon alley because how could he have seen the Leaky Cauldron. He’s got to have some inside help right? Or maybe he is a descendant of a long line of squibs or something. So he can see things, but can not complete magic. Was he caught?

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