crime

Woman arrested for stealing Dh1m from relative's house

Suspect steals Dh945,500 and Jewllery worth Dh150,000 from relative’s apartment

18:25 October 29, 2017

Sharjah: An Asian woman was arrested in Sharjah after she reportedly stole money and valuables from her relative’s apartment in Ajman.

The woman fled with a safe containing Dh945,500 and gold jewellery worth Dh150,000.

Major Ahmad Saeed Al Nuaimi, acting director of the Criminal Investigation Department at Ajman Police, said the apartment owner identified as M.S., lodged a complaint saying that someone entered his house in his absence and stole his safe.

Ajman police formed a team to track down the suspect and arrested her.

The police received information from a watchman saying that an unidentified woman came by taxi and brought a safe wit her. The suspect allegedly kept the safe at the entrance of the building and went up to the apartment. Later she came down with a box covered with a piece of cloth.

Police investigations revealed that the woman was linked to the theft and she is a relative of the victim.

The suspect, an Afghan identified as S.M.A, was arrested from her apartment in Sharjah.

She told police that she knew that her relatives were not in their apartment and she planned the theft accordingly. She told police that she intended to replace the safe of her relative with a new one but she failed to carry it up to the apartment because it was too heavy.

The woman sought help from a cleaner of the building to take down the safe of her relative from the apartment to the taxi as she could not carry it alone.

Police said the woman confessed to her crime and the case was referred to the public prosecution for further action.

Major Al Nuaimi praised the efficiency and efforts of the police to arrest the suspect. He called on the members of the public to be cautious about their valuables.