Sharjah Police hunt man who robbed 4.5kg gold from jewellery workshop

Gold traders in Sharjah are in shock after a daylight robbery in which a jewellery workshop was robbed of 4.5 kilogrammes of gold.

A salesman at the jewellery workshop was attacked and robbed by a man, who came to the workshop pretending to be a customer.

“The man is believed to be of Asian origin. He attacked and over-powered the salesman and took away gold jewellery weighting 4.5kg,” said a source familiar with the incident.

All jewellery shops in Dubai and Sharjah are connected to police control rooms through a special security system that alerts the cops if there is any crime.

In this case, the workshop in Sharjah did not have any CCTV surveillance cameras.

The salesman was tricked by the culprit and they slashed him before fleeing.

“The salesman immediately alerted the Sharjah Police after the culprit disappeared,” said the source.

A team of investigators from the Sharjah Police Criminal Investigation Department visited the crime scene and a special team is investigating the case.

Recently, the Dubai Police successfully retrieved 45kg of gold stolen from the reception area of a city-based hotel after an African gold merchant alerted the cops about the robbery.

The Sharjah Police also recently arrested a man who allegedly cheated an Arab woman and stolen gold jewellery worth Dh400,000.

The man had absconded after taking the jewellery on rent. Last year, Sharjah police arrested suspects who robbed gold jewellery weighting 10kg from a leading chain located in Lulu Centre Sharjah.


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