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Lebanese woman robs bank with toy gun to pay for sister’s cancer treatment (Video)



A Lebanese woman, identified as, Sali Hafiz, on Wednesday, September 14 made a heist in a bank in Beirut and carried away thousands of dollars.

TopNaija understands that Sali used a toy gun belonging to her nephew to rob the bank for her own savings to pay for the medical bill of her sister who suffers from cancer.

28-year-old Hafiz live streamed her robbery of a Beirut branch of Blom Bank, on Facebook.

In the video, she could be heard yelling at employees to release a sum of money while entrances to the bank were sealed.

I am Sali Hafiz, I came today… to take the deposits of my sister who is dying in hospital.

“I did not come to kill anyone or to start a fire… I came to claim my rights,” she said in the video.

The culprit, in an interview with Lebanese broadcaster after the raid, said the bank refused her access to her savings as it was only $200 they could hand to her, which was not even half the bill required.

She further stated that she walked out of the bank with about $13,000 of the $20,000 her family had allegedly deposited.

According to the activist and interior designer, it was so that the family could pay for cancer treatment for her sister which costs $50,000.

Ever since the robbery, many have tagged her a hero, as citizens of Lebanon have had complaints that the banks have refused them access to their savings.

An AFP correspondent who arrived at the scene of the crime said gasoline had been poured inside the banking hall during the heist, which lasted under an hour.

Hafiz and suspected accomplices escaped through a smashed window at the back of the bank before security forces arrived, the correspondent said.

Lebanon’s General Security agency dismissed rumors she had fled the country, just as her relatives said she was still on the run.

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