Sharjah Police has arrested eight people of Afghan nationality specialising in robbing bank customers.
Those arrested were also behind the snatching of handbags from women outside shopping centres in the emirate.
Last week, Sharjah police arrested another gang of Afghans nationality specialising in robbing bank customers.
In a separate crime, four people of Afghan nationality, who had robbed bank customers in Fujairah of Dh300,000, were arrested.
The accused confessed to stealing the money found in their possession.
Sharjah Police urged bank customers to cautious, not to withdraw large sums of money, and make sure there are no people watching them during their dealings at ATMs.