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Saudi police nab man who stole SAR25,5000 from a bank using ‘fake’ gun

Saudi police nab man who stole SAR25,5000 from a bank using ‘fake’ gun

The perpetrator allegedly stole the amount after threatening a bank employee that he would harm a customer with a gun

Police officials in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh have nabbed a man who stole SAR25,500 from a bank by using a “fake weapon”, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The media spokesperson at Riyadh Region’s Police, Major Khalid Al-Kreidis, stated that an investigation is now underway into the incident.

According to officials, the perpetrator managed to steal the amount after threatening a bank employee that he would harm a customer with a gun.

A follow-up by security officials led to identifying the perpetrator in a “short time” and arresting him. The weapon used in the crime was a “mock pistol”, the report stated.

The alleged perpetrator is a Saudi resident of Filipino nationality in his 30s, it added.

The man was arrested and all initial legal measures were taken against him. He has been referred to the Public Prosecution, the police spokesperson added.

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