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Police nab five wanted suspects

By Rana Husseini - Sep 03,2015 - Last updated at Sep 03,2015

AMMAN — Police on Thursday announced the arrest of five wanted individuals in three governorates, including one who has been in hiding for the past 10 years.

The five suspects were wanted for cases ranging from fraud and car theft, to forgery and armed robbery, according to a statement by the Public Security Department (PSD).

“We have conducted three special operations and arrested the suspects without any major incidents,” a senior official source said.

In the Central Badia District, a wanted suspect, who had been on the run for the past 10 years, was arrested in a raid at a house he was hiding in.

“Our agents received information that the suspect was seeking refuge at one of the houses so we monitored the house and the area and then arrested him,” the official source told The Jordan Times.

The suspect had 68 criminal records including house and car theft, armed robbery, fraud and forgery, according to the PSD statement.

Upon searching the house he was hiding in, the statement added, police reportedly found an automatic rifle, ammunition, illicit drugs and fake gold pieces.

Meanwhile, three people wanted for car theft were arrested in Madaba, some 30km southwest of Amman, also during a house raid.

In Balqa Governorate, 35km northwest of Amman, police arrested a suspect who was wanted for 35 felonies, the PSD statement said.

“The suspect was arrested in an ambush after security agents monitored him for a few days,” the PSD statement said.


All five suspects were referred to the criminal prosecutor for further questioning and indictment, the senior official source said.

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