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ATM technician stages fake robbery

NEW ORLEANS, La. (KLFY) - An ATM technician teamed up with his brother-in-law to stage a phony robbery and steal about $100,000 in cash according to police.   

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that 27-year-old Munther Quraan and his brother-in-law, 27-year-old Jihad Nassar, were arrested and booked Thursday with theft valued over $25,000.   

Quraan was also booked with several offenses including obstruction of justice.   

He said a man clad in a mask and hat walked up to him while he was working and pointed what he thought was a weapon hidden under the man's clothing.

Money destined for the ATM was demanded, and other things were taken. But, authorities say it was a "set-up," though it's unclear how that was determined.

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