2 more speed radars shot at in Sharjah

2 more speed radars shot at in Sharjah

Another two speed radars were shot at by unidentified criminals in Sharjah seeking to avoid speeding tickets, bringing the total number of vandalised radars to 14 in some weeks.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 27 Dec 2012, 9:03 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:30 PM

KT file photoOn December 6, twelve radars were shot at, including two in the central city’s Al Dhaid Road and another 10 along Sharjah highways. Early on Wednesday morning, two more radars were shot on Al Dhaid Road, a police source at the Sharjah Police said. He said police were still hunting for the culprits.

A Sharjah Police officer said police in all areas in Sharjah were cracking down on criminals as part of the investigation to find those responsible.

The police have so far repaired 11 of the vandalised speed radars.

“All repaired radars are now operating as normal and working,” the officer said. He also said that the police were still investigating the incidents of the 12 radars damaged earlier, alongside the two from yesterday and had launched an intensified search for the perpetrators of the crimes. He added that shooting such apparatus hinders the authorities’ efforts to ensure safer roads across the country.

“We cannot disclose the progress of the investigation at this point but we want to assure the general public that police are following some good leads and soon the perpetrators would be brought to justice.”

He said that the practice of shooting down radars is alien to good behaviour and morals of the youths of the UAE and that a small misbehaving gang is suspected to be behind the shootings. He also urged the public to call the police and provide information if they suspect any one living in their neighbourhoods to be involved in the crime.


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