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Thieves' gang nabbed in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, June 12, 2013

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested an Asian gang nicknamed “Nocturnal Bandits”, which specialised in stealing from private facilities at night.  

The five-member Asian gang was arrested for breaking and entering private facilities in the Al Mafraq and Musaffah industrial areas in the emirate and stealing valuables, said Colonel Dr Rashed Mohammed Borshid, director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police.

He said: “The masked gang members, armed with knives, were able to steal cash, copper metals, and diesel totaling approximately Dh1.8 million ($49,075).”

The Pakistani suspects confessed to the police that they distributed roles during the theft operations. The able-bodied members would attack the security guard at the facility after knocking on the door, while the fastest member sneaks inside and disconnects the surveillance cameras, before standing outside to watch out, while his accomplices carry out the robbery.  

Some of the guards were able to contact the police once they managed to break free, while others were discovered tied up on opening hours.

Colonel Borshid said the thieves used two different vehicles when fleeing the scene, depending on the operation and they were working legally in the country, but carried out robberies to make extra money.

He emphasised that the police will be on the lookout for anyone who tries to compromise citizens’ security and called on facility owners to take necessary precautions to protect their properties and avoid leaving cash at the premises. - TradeArabia News Service




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