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Bank robbed with fake gun in Amman

By Rana Husseini - Apr 09,2018 - Last updated at Apr 09,2018

AMMAN- Police on Monday were searching for a man who allegedly robbed a bank in a busy street in Amman using a fake gun and escaping with JD16,000 in cash.

The suspect reportedly entered the Arab Bank branch at Mecca street in the morning hours and waved a pistol, which police later said was fake, and demanded cash, official sources said. 

The suspect then fled on foot and crossed an empty lot and escaped with a vehicle, official sources added.

"The police have a good description of the man and colour of the vehicle and we  have intensified our efforts to arrest the suspect'" a senior police official said.

This is the fifth attack on banks in Amman since the beginning of the year. Three suspects were arrested while a fourth who escaped with over JD90,000 remains at large.


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I cannot fathom 5 incidences of robbery ( break in ) into banks in less than 3 months !! isn't there any deterrant or punishment. I do not accept that bandits do this because of the economic situation. If you want to eat you can do anything from washing cars to be a watchman in a building. What they do when they rob a bank is hurting another person who worked all his life to save some money to put i a bank. I guess punishment> his / her incarceration must not be less than 15 years like respectable countries because if now it is only robbing cash , next will be shooting the teller or cashier or secretary.

these thieves should be executed!

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