This hasn’t been verified officially but apparently this photo was taken in Bank Muscat Fanja Branch (7:41am according to the timestamp on the pic) and is making its rounds on Whattsapp here in the Sultanate. Got it off twitter from Ali Al Zadjali who wrote, “Man with gun went to the cashier! Apparently as I received messages on Whatsapp he didn’t get any money.” His friend said that they have a couple of roadblocks put up there now. This might cause a bit of traffic for folks heading back to their villages today if they have to drive through Fanja. Anyone know more about this incident? Like Ali Zadjali asked, “What’s going on in Oman?”
More news from the folks at Merge FM. They tweeted that “Lieutenant Mohammed Al Hashami from ROP: News about attempted robbery of Bank Muscat Fanja Branch is true.” “Robber entered bank early this morning carrying some kind of weapon asking employees for keys to the main safe. Staff did not comply.” “Robber got frightened and ended up fleeing the scene. Bank staff contacted ROP immediately. Investigation is still underway“. Thanks for the updates, Merge!
Here’s a report from Gulf News: http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/failed-robbery-attempt-at-bank-muscat-branch-1.1163510