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Riyadh armed robbery leaves Saudi bank’s security van crew injured

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Saudis have been sharing photos on social media of the aftermath of an armed robbery on a local bank's money transfer van and its driver in Riyadh.

According to sources, the incident took place in the Al-Raed neighborhood of the Saudi capital Riyadh, when the bank’s van was making a routine stop at one of its branches.

Photos of the scene after the incident that have been shared online, show the security guards after they were shot. So far, there has been no statement about the incident from the bank in question.

Security forces in Riyadh said on Sunday the perpetrators seized large sums of money during the attack without revealing exact amounts. A police spokesman told Al-Ekhbariya news channel a search was underway for those involved.