Man Robs Bank With Fake Gun in Jordan

Published April 10th, 2018 - 10:53 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

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 ($22,502) 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 ($126,575) remains at large.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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