crime

Two arrested over string of shop break-ins

Ajman Police calls on shopkeepers to secure their premises

12:28 December 21, 2017
Ajman Police

Ajman: Two Asian  men have been arrested for a string of shop break-ins in Ajman, police said on Thursday.

The suspects were accused of stealing mobile phones and prepaid cards worth Dh 60,000 from two  shops in the emirate.

Major Mohammad Yafour Al Ghafli, deputy director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at Ajman Police, said police sprang into action after they received  a complaint from shopkeeper saying his shop was broken into and mobile phones and prepaid cards in addition to Dh 39,000  in cash had been stolen.

Police formed a team to track down the suspects and arrested them in Ajman Industrial area. The  suspectsare said to have smashed open the doors of the stores before stealing. They told police that they stole mobile phones and prepaid cards in addition to Dh3,500 in cash from another shop.

Police recovered all the stolen items and money amounting to Dh60,000 The suspects confessed to the crimes. They have been referred to the Public prosecution. Maj. Al Ghafli called on shopkeepers to secure their premises by installing alarm systems and ensuring that doors are properly secured and not to leave large sums of money inside shops.