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Iran state media say 13 arrested over Tehran bank heist


TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities say they have arrested 13 burglars who cut into the vault of a Tehran state bank from a neighboring building and stole 168 safe deposit boxes. The state-run IRNA news agency in Friday quoted Tehran Prosecutor Ali Salehi as saying that three of the suspects were arrested in an undisclosed country abroad, while the rest were apprehended in the Iranian capital and the country’s north. The TV showed footage of jewelry, gold coins and bundles of dollar bills laid out on a long table. Bank robberies are rare in theocratic Iran. If convicted, the suspects face lengthy prison sentences.

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