Bank robbery attempt foiled in Zarqa

23-01-2019 04:17 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - A bank robbery attempt was thwarted in Hittin district in Zarqa governorate earlier today, said Spokesperson of the Public Security Department (PSD), Lt. Col. Amer Sartawi on Wednesday.

"An armed unidentified person entered the bank branch and tried to rob it, however a security guard was able to foil the robbery," Sartawi stated, adding: "the suspect fled the scene."

The security guard, a number of citizens, and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel successfully apprehended the suspect with possession of a firearm, and was taken for questioning, he pointed out.

Sartawi said the security precautions taken beforehand and the increased police patrol presence in the area were a key factor in foiling the attempt.

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