Sharjah police arrest six for stealing diesel

Sharjah police arrest six for stealing diesel

The gang would pose as police officers and rob diesel companies.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Wed 19 Nov 2014, 7:40 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:18 PM

Six arrested for stealing diesel

Sharjah: Sharjah Police yesterday arrested a gang of six Pakistanis who were involved in the theft of diesel by posing as police officers to assault the guards of diesel companies in the country.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, a CID official said that the gang targeted only diesel companies in various parts of the country.

“They beat up the guards and tie them against wall or in the chair to enter the company and steal all the diesel available and flee the scene to unknown places.”

The police said that they received number of complaints about the theft and assault of the guards from diesel companies at various police stations in the emirate.

Based on this information the police formed a team for investigation and search. During intensified investigation the police managed to identify a Pakistani man who they believed to have connection with the crime.

After confirming the information the police arrested the man, who confessed that he participated in the diesel thefts with help of the five others. The rest of the gang members were arrested one by one with cooperation of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi Police.

The police referred the all six suspects to public prosecution.

The CID head said that the gang members were professionals and they were trying to increase the number of the gangs to expand their thefts crime. Five of them are illegals do not hold any ID documents.

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