Dubai Police arrest six for thefts from villas during Ramadan

DUBAI — Dubai Police arrested six people, three from Tanzania and three from Rwanda for stealing from various houses during Ramadan. They were referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on Monday.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 22 Sep 2010, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:43 PM

Bragadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation said the gang targeted houses during Iftar when the families were out.

Using the national costume as cover, they stole from villas in Jumeirah, Nad Al Humr and in Qusais.

The thefts were similar to the methods used by a Tanzanian national who was arrested earlier this year. The six arrested had visited the Tanzanian in jail before committing the crimes.

The police monitored the suspects who lived in the Naif area and arrested the suspects in their flat. All the stolen items were seized during the raid and the owners of the stolen articles were reached by the cops.

The fingerprints of the suspects matched with those found in a villa.

Meanwhile, in another major police operation, Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazina, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police said, 360 beggars were rounded up during Ramadan and Eid.

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