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Bank robber arrested after four years on the run

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN— A man, who stands accused of robbing a bank in January 2018 in an eastern Amman area at gunpoint, is now in police custody after being on the run for about four years, the Public Security Department (PSD) announced on Monday.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on January 28, 2018, a masked man broke into a local branch of a foreign bank in the Al-Wehdat area, east of Amman, and robbed an amount of JD76,000 at gunpoint before fleeing the scene.

Despite a massive manhunt and the use of CCTV footage, police at the time were unable to identify the suspect.

In a statement on Monday, the PSD said a task force investigating cold cases had recently reopened the case and used previously collected evidence as well as new information that ultimately led to the suspect.

Shortly after that, police agents raided the whereabouts of the suspect and arrested him. After interrogation, the suspect confessed that he robbed the bank, the PSD said, adding that investigations were still ongoing and that further legal action would follow.

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