Ajman - The gang confessed to committing several similar robberies
The Ajman Police have arrested five Africans within 24 hours after they allegedly robbed a bank customer of Dh20,000.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Col Abdullah Saif Al Matroushi, Deputy Director of Police Operations, said that they received a complaint from an Asian man that he withdrew the money from the bank and kept it in his car, which was parked in the parking area of his office. When he returned from the office, it was found that the window of the car was broken and the money was stolen.
The police formed a team of officers who rushed to the site and collected evidence including fingerprints. The team managed to identify the gang members and recognised the number of the car they used in the crime. The police also found out that the culprits have replaced the car with another in another emirate to avoid suspicion.
The police team laid a trap to nab the gang members but during the arrest, the suspects resisted the police officers violently. The stolen money and the tools used by the suspects in the crime were recovered from their possession.
During interrogation, the gang confessed to committing several similar robberies, targeting bank customers.
Col Al Matroushi, hailed the efforts of the Criminal Investigation Department officers who managed to identify and arrest the suspects within 24 hours after committing the crime.
He urged the public to cooperate with the police and to report any crime immediately to the police.