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"According to police records, beggars have been found to be linked to theft, trespassing, sexual harassment, and other crimes," a Sharjah Police official said.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 27 Apr 2020, 6:40 PM

Spotted beggars in your area? Report them to the Sharjah Police, the authorities said as they launched an awareness campaign that seeks to stop mendicancy during the holy month of Ramadan.
"According to police records, beggars have been found to be linked to theft, trespassing, sexual harassment, and other crimes," a Sharjah Police official said.
Last year, a number of gangs were arrested for exploiting children and people of determination, whom they asked to beg on the streets, he added.
The awareness initiative targets Sharjah markets, malls, mosques, residential areas and other places where beggars are usually found. Pamphlets and flyers in Arabic, English and Urdu are distributed to keep the public informed.
Community members who wished to help the less fortunate may course their donations through legitimate charities. This would ensure that their contributions would go to those who need them most, the police added.
Residents are urged to report beggars by calling the toll-free hotline (901) or (80040) of the Sharjah Police Operations Room.
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com 



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