First Baghdad bank heist nets 1.4 billion

Kuna, July 18 – Unknown militants dressed as Iraqi security forces robbed the Al-Rafidain Bank branch in Al-Amiriya, western Baghdad, Tuesday taking a 1.4 billion Iraqi dinars trophy.

Sources from the Iraqi Interior Ministry said the robbers fled the scene in two green pick ups and a BMW.

A search for the cars is underway, as the descriptions have been dispatched to all security checkpoints across Baghdad.

This is the first bank heist since the looting that took place at several banks including the Iraqi Central Bank upon the fall of the former Saddam Baathist regime.