Two held for stealing 
devices from trucks

DUBAI - An Asian man, allegedly specialised in stealing computer devices used to operate heavy trucks and a spare parts shop owner, suspected of purchasing the stolen devices were arrested by the Dubai Police. The suspects have been referred to the Dubai Public prosecution.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Sun 24 Oct 2010, 12:22 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:33 PM

According to the police, the thief who had committed seven thefts was arrested during his eighth attempt. Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Director of General Department of Criminal Investigation said the suspect had violated the residency law, as well. The computer device, located under a heavy truck, controls the full operation of the trucks and costs around Dh25,000.

He said the police have contacted the owners of trucks and have requested them to keep the computers protected with an iron covering.

The police also held training sessions for drivers to spread awareness on how to keep their vehicles safe.

Major Ahmed Al Merri, Director of Criminal Investigation Department said that on October 2, the police received a number of complaints of theft of the devices from trucks parked at Al Aweer Industrial area. The police set up teams which started monitoring the parking area of heavy trucks.

On October 13 at 4am, a police patrol saw a person who came on a motorcycle, crawling under the driver’s cabin of a truck. He emerged with a computer device within two minutes and moved to another truck. He was then arrested, said Al Merri.

The suspect was living in a deserted house from where the police seized five computers. He admitted to have sold two devices to another Asian who owned a spare parts shop in another emirate for Dh24,000, Major Al Merri added.

The police arrested the shop owner and charged him with buying stolen items, he said.

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