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Police nab four armed robbers

By Rana Husseini - Jan 06,2014 - Last updated at Jan 06,2014

AMMAN — Police on Sunday announced the arrest of four men who allegedly responsible for dozens of vehicle thefts and armed robberies in various parts of the country.

“We arrested four individuals last week and are looking for eight more suspects,” a senior police source told The Jordan Times.

He said the four men were arrested in “a joint and clean operation” conducted by personnel from the Gendarmerie and preventive security departments.

The suspects were referred to the State Security Court prosecution and were charged on several counts, including attempted murder, forming an armed group, armed robbery, assault and aggravation against civilians, abduction, possessing automatic weapons and vehicle theft.

The group was behind the theft of 105 vehicles in various parts of the country, according to an official statement released by the Public Security Department press office.

“The suspects would negotiate with the owners of the vehicles to give them back in return for ransom,” the source explained.

He said the police are looking for eight other suspects, noting that “such arrest campaigns are ongoing to protect citizens and their properties.”

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