(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Police on Monday announced the arrest of three men who reportedly confessed to shooting a restaurant owner in Irbid earlier this month.
The three suspects confessed to plotting to rob the owner and murdering him on March 10, Public Security Department (PSD) Spokesperson Lt. Col. Mohammad Khatib told The Jordan Times.
"One of the three suspects was in need of quick cash and asked his two friends to help him rob the victim's house," he said, noting that the suspects were clients of the victim and "were certain that he had lots of money because his business was very successful".
In the early hours of March 10, the three headed to the victim's house with the intent of robbing him, the police official said.
Khatib added that the victim was returning home at the time and was surprised by the suspects, who were wearing hoods and gloves.
"One of the suspects drew a gun and shot him once in the head and they all fled," the PSD spokesperson noted.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died of the bullet wound, according to a medical source.
Khatib said police relied on the description of the three suspects given by an eyewitness.
"Although they were wearing hoods to conceal their identities, we were able to identify them through an intense investigation the witness's testimony, and an old case they were involved in," the police official explained.
Khatib said the suspects led the authorities to a remote area where they had "disposed of the unlicensed gun, gloves and hoods".
The three men, all in their early 20s, were ordered detained at a correctional centre pending further investigation into the case.
Meanwhile, police are waiting for autopsy results for two men who were found dead in Marj El Hamam on Sunday, Khatib said.
The two were sleeping over at their friend's house and did not wake up the following day, according to the PSD spokesperson.
"Their friend told us that when he woke up he found his friends dead and alerted the authorities," Khatib added, noting that police are looking into the incident.