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2 arrested over 'staging fake robbery' at post office

By JT - Oct 05,2017 - Last updated at Oct 05,2017

AMMAN — The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested two people for allegedly staging a fake robbery at Sweileh post office, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. One of the suspects confessed to staging the robbery at the post office with the support of two postal employees.

On October 3, CID received a tip-off that two persons had broken into the post office with their faces covered and stolen cash after threatening the employees with guns, Petra reported quoting a Public Security Department statement.

CID personnel identified the suspects and raided their home in Irbid, 80km north of Amman, resulting in their arrests and the confiscation of a weapon, narcotics and receipts with name of one of the postal employees reportedly found at the suspect's house. Investigations are still ongoing, according to Petra.    

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