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09 June 2023

Daylight robbery caught on camera, culprit caught

By Staff

Police in Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that they have managed to catch the culprit in a daring daylight robbery that was caught on the security cameras of an electronics shop in Riyadh.

The video of the robbery in action, captured on October 12, 2012, and posted on YouTube, shows the suspect arriving at the shop in a car on a Friday (a weekly off day in Saudi Arabia) around noon time.

The video then shows the suspect trying to break into the locked shop by attaching its lock to the front of his car with the help of a chord, and trying to knock the lock off, but fails in the attempt.

Not giving up, the daring robber then reverses his car and tries the same trick, only this time attaching the lock to the rear of his vehicle, and he losing his car’s rear bumper in the process.

When even this didn’t work, the frustrated man then rams his car into what appears to be the shutter of the shop – first the front of his car and then the rear.

Eventually, he manages to gain entry into the shop after trying for about 45 minutes, not realizing that all his deeds were being captured by the surveillance camera installed on the front side of the shop.

After he gains entry, the next part of the video shows him inside the shop (through the CCTV camera installed inside the outlet). This footage captures him stealing a number phones, tablets and navigation equipment, and then leaving in less than an hour of his arrival.

The cops, however, caught him red-handed in a drugs case, and he acknowledged his crime of theft upon interrogation. He also confessed to stealing the car, a Hyundai Elantra, which he used during the burglary.


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