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Conflict Incident Report

Gunmen steal $17,000 from the Lebanese Swiss Bank

Date of incident: 
January 18, 2018
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Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Two masked gunmen stormed the Lebanese Swiss Bank in Bir Hasan, stealing $17,000 before making off on a motorcycle.

A circulated video showed the robbers firing at the ceiling, while panicked customers took cover on the floor.

Investigations are looking into security footage from CCTV cameras in the neighborhood - near the Kuwaiti Embassy - and tracking the yellow getaway vehicle, a security source told The Daily Star.

The video appears to be filmed from inside the bank - one of LSB's 20 branches in the country.

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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.