The Riyadh Police got into action after they received a complaint from a gold Shop. According to the complaint, the Yemeni employee of the gold shop was kidnapped. The gang of six people had kidnapped him and dragged him into the car.
He was taken to the gold shop and was forced to open it up. As he did, the gang robbed the shop and escaped in a car. According to Riyadh’s police spokesman, Col. Fawaz Al Maiman, the department got alert and the Emir at Riyadh police called for an immediate investigation and catching up of the robbers.[irp]
On his call, a special task force was formulated. Upon investigation, it was revealed that the gang consists of six men, all holding Pakistani nationality. The six men used a rented car for the purpose of robbery. They were able to rent a car on the basis of fake documents.
They were clever to hold fake documents, rent a car on that basis and run away, but it was the efficiency of the investigation team that they were able to trace them up. The six Pakistani men were caught by the Riyadh police. Interestingly two of them had all their work done for leaving the Kingdom along with the stolen goods.
It seems that they were going on final exit after spending a good amount of time in Saudi Arabia. Before going on Final Exit, they decided to try their luck with criminal activities. They were pretty lucky in the beginning as SR 10.6 million is a lot of money. However, all the credit goes to the special police of Saudi Arabia.
They were to use cargo services to deliver the stolen goods to Pakistan. They had almost made all the arrangements at the Jeddah and Riyadh’s sea cargo office. If they weren’t caught on time, they must have run away with the stolen goods. The gang of six robbers had robbed a jewelry store before as well.
They had been able to robe jewelry having a worth of SR 10.6 million altogether. According to the police spokesperson, the gang has confessed that they had stolen jewelry having a worth of SR 5 million from a previous robbery at a jewelry store.
When police investigated their cargo packaging; they were able to discover 1,225 mobile sets. These were the new mobile sets that they had stolen from a telecommunication company. These devices had a worth of SR 600,000. The devices are in the custody of the police.
The gang of six has been arrested, yet what punishment they have received is still not made public. We generally know the Punishment for Stealing in Saudi Arabia. The keys they used to open the jewelry shop and the rented car they used for their escape is with the police.
We are proud of our police who had been efficient enough to crackdown the gang on time. We hope that they are punished for good. Stealing is a great crime that not only affects our economy put also puts our society under social and security threat.
Source: Saudi Gazette