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@ 2010-04-05 14:22:00
|Entry tags:||!1998: 04, !daily prophet, !news|
Daily Prophet: 5 April 1998
Diagon Alley and the rest of the wizarding world is in shock this morning as more details of last night’s terror at Gringott’s Bank are brought to light.
As reported over the WWN as breaking news yesterday evening, a successful robbery of one of the oldest family vaults of the bank was carried out last night by none other than Undesireables Numbers One, Two, and Three. Namely, Harry Potter and his closest accomplices Ronald Weasley and unregistered muggleborn Hermione Granger.
Several vaults were damaged, and one completely annihilated, as security protocol released a dragon that was set to guard the vault after the vault’s primary security had been somehow bypassed. On its ascent, the Hebridean Black also caused extensive damage to several Gringott’s employees and Ministry liaisons, as well as to the lobby and façade of the bank itself.
The investigation has now confirmed that the unsavory criminal trio was aided by the goblin fugitive called Griphook, who has been blamed with recent rebellious actions that have shaken wizarding faith in Gringott’s and have left to greater Ministry of Magic control over the banking institution. There is suspicion that Potter had help from other employees of Gringott’s, both goblin and wizard, and these rumours are now being investigated.
Ministry of Magic and Gringott’s administration will not verify which vault it is that was the target of this attack, or what item Potter and his accomplices were looking for. They will only state that the affected family has been notified, and that efforts in the search for Potter have been strengthened in the light of this obvious attack on a very old, respected family.
“An attack on one of the oldest Gringott’s vault is an attack on wizarding life and history itself,” said Senior Undersecretary and Head of the Muggleborn Registration Commission, Dolores Umbridge. “We cannot allow fugitives to challenge our very way of life.”
Gringott’s is closed today and tomorrow pending a full investigation of last night’s events. As the affected vault was guarded not only by a dragon and full Gringott’s security, but also by both the Flagrante and Gemino wards, it will likely take some time to clean up the damage caused by Potter and his band of misfits.