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Police nab suspected bank robber, retrieve stolen cash

By Rana Husseini - Jan 22,2018 - Last updated at Jan 23,2018

AMMAN - Police on Monday arrested a suspect in connection with the armed robbery of bank branch in Abdoun neighbourhood earlier in the day.

Police said they have retrieved the JD98,000 that was stolen from the bank, Police Spokesperson Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi said.

The suspect, wearing a baseball cap, entered Itehad Bank Branch at 10:45 AM waving a gun and demanded cash from the teller, the Branch Manager Saed Haddadin said.

“The teller asked me to come over since my office is in the back of the bank but did not inform me why and when I approached her, I saw the man waving  a gun at me and demanding to get into the safe,” Haddadin, 32, told The Jordan Times.

The branch manager added that the suspect warned him that if he set the alarm he will shoot him so “I immediately opened the safe and the robber went inside and took the cash,” Haddadin added.

“We are instructed by the bank management that employees’ safety comes first and not to resist an armed robber,” Haddadin explained.

The suspect then escaped form the bank, that is situate in a busy market area and took a taxi, the bank manager added.

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Uncovered face, alone, busy area, took a taxi.
This guy is completely stupid and I'm glad he's caught.

Who says nab????

GOOD JOB AND THIS IS WHY WE LOVE JORDAN AND TRUST ITS SECURITY FORCE. IN FACT, THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD.

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