How Dubai cops cracked Dh14 million heist in 12 hours

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Adil Al Joker, director of the criminal investigation department, said their investigations revealed that the suspects were all Asians.
Lieutenant-Colonel Adil Al Joker, director of the criminal investigation department, said their investigations revealed that the suspects were all Asians.

Dubai - As reported by Khaleej Times on Monday, the gang targeted a cash transfer company in the Muraqqabat area.

By Amira Agarib

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Published: Tue 29 Aug 2017, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:38 AM

The gang of Asians which carried out a Dh14 million heist in Dubai was arrested within 12 hours after committing the crime, the police have revealed. As reported by Khaleej Times on Monday, the gang targeted a cash transfer company in the Muraqqabat area.
The police managed to recover the robbed Dh14 million in full, according to Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police. The police chief praised the criminal investigation department for not allowing the nine suspects to dispose of the money, "which has been returned to the owners".
According to Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief of the Dubai Police for criminal investigation, the police's control room was notified about the robbery on Thursday. A police team rushed to the spot and found that the some gang members "distracted" the employees of the cash transfer firm as they were transferring cash to an ATM. The suspects then robbed the money and fled the spot.
Lieutenant-Colonel Adil Al Joker, director of the criminal investigation department, said their investigations revealed that the suspects were all Asians. They also learnt that the suspects were hiding in a neighbouring emirate. The police zeroed in on them at an industrial area and arrested them.
Maj-Gen Al Marri said the police have held dialogues with government institutions and money transfer companies to discuss the challenges and gaps that exist in the mechanism used to transfer funds. They have also discussed ways to boost the security given to the process.
amira@khaleejtimes.com  
 


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