Six held for robbing bank customers in Sharjah and Ajman

The Sharjah Police arrest the suspects after receiving a complaint from an Arab man who lost money after withdrawing it from a bank in Sharjah.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 24 Feb 2014, 1:31 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:20 PM

The Sharjah Police have arrested six Afghans, who allegedly robbed bank customers immediately after they withdrew money from ATMs and banks. Some of the suspects have criminal records and had been deported earlier from the country, but came back illegally.

An Arab bank customer lodged a complaint with the police saying that he withdrew some cash from a bank in Al Taawun area and left the bag in the car with his teenage son. When he came back, he couldn’t find the bag. On asking his son, he learnt that two men told the boy that the car needed to be cleaned as it was dirty. When the boy got out of the car to check if the car was really dirty, the two men fled with the bag.

A Sharjah Police team in coordination with the Ajman Police developed leads about the suspects and tracked them down to near a bank. On seeing the police, the six suspects drove away. The police team chased and arrested them. The police recovered stolen cash and the tools they used in committing crimes from their car.

The complainant’s son identified two of the accused.

All six suspects confessed to the crimes they committed in Sharjah and Ajman.

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