x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Sharjah robbers get Dh450,000

Police say armed robbers shot a security guard and took the cash as it was being delivered to an ATM at the Noor Islamic Bank.

SHARJAH // Police said yesterday that Dh450,000 (US$122,500) was stolen from security guards on Saturday as they delivered cash to an ATM at the Noor Islamic Bank. The amount was revealed to quash rumours, the police said. Brig Humaid al Hudaidi, the director general of Sharjah Police, said masked robbers shot one of the guards and then took the money from the other guards and their vehicle.

The robbery, which lasted about three minutes, was recorded by a security camera. He said police were concerned many security companies had not trained their staff on how to act in the event of a robbery. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the Minister of Interior, this week ordered police from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah to work together on the case. A committee assigned to oversee the investigation is to report to Sheikh Saif next week.

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