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EPD says arrest helped prevent planned armed robbery

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Bassil Kamali. Source: Evansville Police Bassil Kamali. Source: Evansville Police

Evansville Police say undercover agents stopped an armed robbery from happening and arrested a man in an undercover sting on Friday. 

Officers say 25-year-old Bassil Kamali was already on probation for an armed robbery, and tried to buy a gun during a sting operation.

Police say he told the undercover officers he planned to commit a robbery and had a target in mind.

They say he offered to pay for the gun with the proceeds of that robbery. He was arrested during his meeting with the officers.

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