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Wihdat bank robbery suspect still on the run

By Rana Husseini - Jan 27,2018 - Last updated at Jan 27,2018

AMMAN — Police on Saturday said they were still searching for the suspect who robbed a bank at gunpoint in Amman’s Wihdat neighbourhood on Wednesday.

“We are still searching for the suspect and can not release any additional information because investigations are ongoing,” Public Security Department  Spokesperson Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi said 

The police official told The Jordan Times that “the public will be notified of any new development in this case in due course.”

Societe Generale Bank Jordan was robbed at gunpoint by a hooded man who managed to escape with JD76,000 in cash.  

On Monday, Etihad Bank was also robbed at gunpoint by a man who managed to escape with JD98,000 before being arrested by authorities almost 90 minutes later. All the cash that was stolen was retrieved by the authorities.

No one was injured in any of the bank robberies.

Last week, Sartawi said new security measures have been adopted in cooperation with banks and other financial institutes, including beefing up their security measures, to ensure the protection of these entities.

The police official said “special police forces were tasked with examining all banks and studying the weak spots to ensure there are no security breaches”.

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