By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 17 October 2013:
Thieves decided to celebrate Eid by helping themselves to a million dinars from a bank in . . .[restrict]Ajilat, south west of Sabratha. They cut their way into the town’s Wahda bank on Tuesday, the first day of Eid, using an acetylene torch. According to local sources they took LD 1,031,000.
The methodology – use of acetylene equipment to cut a way into the premises – was almost the same as a bank robbery in Bani Walid two months ago. In that case, however, the thieves got away with just LD 3,000.
So far there are no clues as to the robbers identities. They left their acetylene torch at the scene of the crime.