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Lebanese woman mugged by gang of five, cash withdrawn from bank snatched

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested five young men of different nationalities for assaulting and robbing an unidentified Lebanese woman after she withdrew money from a local bank branch in Hawalli.

The suspects, who have been arrested by the police after the woman filed a complaint with the area police station, have been identified by the victim during a police lineup. In her complaint the woman said after she withdrew the money, the suspects attacked her outside the bank and stole 1,000 dinars which she had withdrawn.

She also said she had put the money in her handbag and when the suspects tried to snatch it, she tried in vain to resist them and ended up getting injured in the hand.

She has also submitted to the police a medical report issued by a hospital showing injuries on her hand. Police investigations revealed one of the suspects was inside the bank and was monitoring the people who were withdrawing money and one of them happened to be the Lebanese victim. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution.

Meanwhile, the security authorities are looking for two groups of young men who assaulted each other and escaped from the site before police arrived. According to police sources, the incident happened along the Arabian Gulf Street in front of the Kuwait Towers What was more annoying is that the suspects had allegedly blocked the road with their vehicles which allowed them to get into their vehicles and escape before police arrived.

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