Student Arrested for Series of Burglaries in RAK

RAS AL KHAIMAH —The Criminal Investigation Department arrested a 17-year-old Emirati high school student suspected to be behind a series of burglaries in various shops in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the past few months. The arrest was made on Thursday.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

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Published: Sun 26 Oct 2008, 12:06 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:37 PM

Lt. Col Salim Sultan Al Darmaky, Chief of CID at RAK Police said: “The suspect was reported to have been involved in several cases of theft from shops and stores in RAK.”

He said: “Shop owners in Ras Al Khaimah had filed several theft cases against an unidentified person who was breaking open the locks of their shops and stores with sharp objects during the night and stole products and the money left there.

Al Darmaky said Major General Shaikh Taleb bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Police, instructed a team of detectives from the CID to act immediately.

After receiving a tip-off from one resident on Wednesday night about someone who had broken into a shop in Ras Al Khaimah, investigators rushed to the area and arrested the thief who was found inside the shop collecting valuables.

The suspect had broken open the door of the shop using a sharp tool and was wearing gloves to avoid leaving his fingerprints behind, the official said.

During the interrogation, the teenager confessed to committing thefts in the different shops and that he sold most of the stolen items especially the mobile phones and telephone cards to his colleagues at school.

The teenager lives with his father and has fooled him into thinking that he was sound asleep in his bedroom during the nights.He claimed to have picked up his skills to steal from the TV crime movies.

The suspect has been referred to the Public Prosecution.

Al Darmaky has urged parents to keep in touch with their children’s behaviour, stressing that crimes have increased among the teenagers.

Al Darmaky also urged students not to buy mobile phones from anyone unless when provided with the receipts.

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