By Seraj Essul.
Tripoli 12 June 2014:
An attempted armed robbery today at the Aman Bank’s main branch in Tripoli’s Gurji district was . . .[restrict]foiled by bank security staff.
When a group of 15 armed men tried to storm the bank, shooting guns, security guards fired back and the assailants fled.
“One employee was injured while he was outside the building at the time of the attack,” the bank’s chairman, Mokhtar Eshili, told the Libya Herald, adding that there had been no material damage.
The security guards received backup from the Ministry of Interior.
“This was not the first attempted robbery by this group at the bank,” Eshili said.
“We contacted the Ministry of Interior and sent them tapes from our security cameras but the Ministry didn’t do any thing about it,” he added.
The incident would not affect the bank’s reputation, Eshili stated. “We’ve shown that we’re able to protect our customers’ money,” he said.
Rami Kaal, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior told this paper that an investigation was underway, but that a full report was still awaited. [/restrict]