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VIDEO: Man attempts to rob bank in Kuwait using niqab, toy gun

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A video is making the rounds on social media showing a man attempting to rob a Gulf Bank branch on Ibn Khaldun Street in Hawalli, Kuwait, using a niqab and toy gun.

The perpetrator entered the bank dressed in an abaya (all black cloak or dress) and niqab face veil, using a gun that turned out to be fake.

The robber demanded the bank teller to hand over the money and threatened to fire his weapon and blow himself up otherwise. He escaped with nearly 4,500 Kuwaiti dinars.

Kuwaiti media reported that the armed robber had threatened the bank’s employees, saying: “Give me the money, I am not afraid to blow myself up”.

It appears that no one was heard while Gulf Bank thanked the “security authorities for their rapid response”.