x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Guard shot during robbery

Sharjah Police are investigating a robbery at a Noor Islamic Bank ATM in which a security guard was shot in the leg.

A security guard was shot during a dramatic robbery at Noor Islamic Bank on Buhairah corniche in Sharjah last night. Two men are believed to have attacked a security vehicle as cash was being transferred to the bank's ATM. The men allegedly fired shots into the air and then shot the security guard in the leg before making off with a bag of money. No details of the amount of cash stolen have been revealed.

Sharjah Police confirmed the robbery today but said their investigation was still underway. Col Abdullah Mubarak al Dukhan, the deputy director of Sharjah Police, said the incident happened at midnight. "Today is a holiday and work is a bit slow, we will give details tomorrow," he said. Kuwait Hospital officials said the injured Transguard Security group guard, a Pakistani known as ZA, 33, was recovering.

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