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29 February 2024

SUV-driving Sharjah conmen in 'dirty' car trick

By Mohammad El Sadafy

Sharjah Police has arrested a gang of six Afghan nationals who used to steal money from bank customers by deception.

Police said all the six had entered the UAE illegally

Police began investigating a case after an Arab national complained that a large sum of his money had been stolen from his car after he had withdrawn it from a bank. 

He said the theft happened when he had gone to buy something, leaving his son on the back seat of the vehicle.

The complainant said his son told him that two people had approached the car from both sides. One of them said the car was dirty and needed to be washed. The two men lured the boy to come out of the car and check the back of the car. 

While the boy was looking at the rear of the vehicle, one of the two strangers opened the front door and fled with the packet containing the cash withdrawn from the bank.

Police found the suspects in an SUV near a bank. They tried to flee and physically resisted arrest. Tools used to steal from bank customers were found in the vehicle.

Sharjah Police has urged the public not to leave money in their cars and be cautious while withdrawing money from banks.