Dubai Police have arrested a gang of five after they were caught stealing diamonds, jewellery and watches worth over AED20 million from a Dubai villa.
The Asian gang made up of one woman and four men were arrested less than 48-hours after the theft at a vill at Emirates Hills. The gang had entered the UAE on a visit visa to specifically commit the theft.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police, said the European victim made it easier for the gang to strike.
“The victim didn’t secure his villa despite our educational campaigns on how to keep expensive belongings safe. Some people are still ignoring our calls and exposing themselves and their belongings to risk. The gang came on a visit visa to commit the theft,” Brig Al Jallaf said.
According to the Dubai Police, the gang were organised crime specialists and could hack into safes.
“The European victim alerted the police about the theft when his wife noticed the safe was open and the jewellery and expensive watches were missing. The items were worth Dh20 million,” Col Al Joker said.
The professional gang didn’t leave any evidence behind and were planning to smuggle their stolen stash out of the country. But despite that, the Dubai Police arrested the gang within 48-hours of getting the victim’s emergency call.
Nice work guys!
It’s fair to say the Dubai Police are on top of crime at the moment. Check out this impressive bit of work as they stopped stealing up to up to AED4 billion.