Dubai Police nab men behind jewellery heist in 12 hours

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 3:40pm

By ARN News Staff

Dubai Police

Two jewellery thieves were arrested just minutes before they attempted to fly out of Dubai.

In a massive operation, the Dubai Police zeroed in on the suspects within 12 hours of the jewellery heist being reported.

They tracked CCTV footage from the jewellery store and collected their fingerprints before tracking them to the airport.

Police said the men changed outfits at a construction site near their hotel, before heading to the crime scene. 

They later discarded their wigs, facemasks and flat hats at a landfill for construction waste before returning to their hotel room.

Footage showed the men “using simple tools to break into the display boxes and steal the jewellery”.

Police recovered the stolen jewellery from their luggage and found pieces of paper detailing their modus operandi in their hotel room. 

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