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Gang responsible for stealing AED14 million caught by Dubai Police

It took just 12 hours
Team shortlist29 Aug 2017 AT 09:15 AM
Dubai Police, Money
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Dubai Police, Money
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The Dubai Police have successfully caught the gang responsible for stealing AED14 million from an armoured money transport vehicle earlier this week.

The city’s police force managed to capture the group of nine, just 12 hours after the crime was reported.

According to an official statement, the staff were refilling an ATM in Deira during the time that the money was stolen.

With regards to how they managed to catch the culprits so fast, the police revealed that they received a report about the gang and later found them in an industrial unit located in another emirate.

Upon arrest the group were caught with not only the money but also the plans and maps used to carry out the heist.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, has since used the incident to urge all government institutions and money transfer companies to install special security measures that comply with international security standards.

This isn’t the first time that the Dubai Police have managed to catch a gang in such a short period of time.

In July this year, they managed to catch the group responsible for stealing AED3million worth of jewellery in just 48 hours.

According to an official statement released by Dubai Police at the time, the staff of jewellery store located in Dubai International City were locked in the bathroom while the gang stole a number of valuables.

After the crime was reported to the Rashidiya Police, a special team was put in place who began their search by sharing details of the stolen goods across the UAE.

The team was then able to identify and capture the five individuals of Asian descent. Three of which were found hiding in one of the border areas in Al Ain city while the other two were found hiding in the Ruwais area in Abu Dhabi.

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