Police recover stolen jewels worth millions

DUBAI - The Dubai Police recovered jewels worth millions stolen by a gang during Ramadan from seven villas in the Um Suqiem and Al Safa areas. In the process they also foiled an attempt by the same gang to break into homes during this Eid Al Adha.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 17 Nov 2010, 11:22 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:03 PM

Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of Criminal Investigation said that the gang of five Africans stolefrom seven villas earlier this year. He said that a woman who reported thetheft of jewels worth around Dh6.5 million could not believe that she would get her jewels back.

Brig. Mansouri said, three of the gang members knocked on the door in the evening and when no one answered, they broke into the villa. After receiving several complaints the police learnt that the alleged thieves had left the country.

The police sent three officers to the Afro–Arab country in question to follow up the movements of the men.

The gang mastermind had asked a sponsor in Dubai to process resident visas for him and the other members of the alleged gang for another Dubai visit. The police here, meanwhile, arrested another suspect who hid the jewels stolen during Ramadan in his home and also a woman of the same nationality when she was trying to sell some of the stolen jewellery at an ornament shop.

Major Ahmed Al Merri of the criminal investigation section said, the gang members came back to Dubai and they set a plan to carry out more thefts during Eid Al Adha.

The police arrested the gang members whose fingerprints matched with those found in the villas in Ramadan.


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