Bank manager arrested in connection with half a million Dinar heist

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Bank manager arrested in connection with half a million Dinar heist

June 03, 2017 - 16:05
Written by: HousamNajjair

A robbery resulting in the death of one staff member and injury of another occurred as a cash transport mission sent from the Jamhuria Bank in Gharyan to the branch of the same bank in Nesma was attacked.

An estimated amount of 500 thousand dinars was stolen in the robbery.

The Gharyan Public Prosecutor stated that he ordered the arrest and imprisonment of the bank manager and some staff of the Nesma branch of the Jamhuria Bank on charges of criminal negligence.

The arrested manager had carried out the transfer of the cash in his own car without any protection and did not notify the Security Directorate or any other security body of the date that the money was to be transferred so that the necessary security measures could have been taken.