Gang seen behind car thefts busted in Sharjah

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Sharjah: A gang of four people who allegedly stole a number of vehicles have been arrested, police said on Monday.

A senior official at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Sharjah Police said the gang used to steal vehicles which were parked in sandy and dark  areas in the emirate.

The official did not give specific number of vehicles stolen. The arrested suspects include two Asians and two Arabs.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Hassan, head of Criminal and Investigation Department, said police launched an investigation after they received complaints from a number of car owners.

Sharjah Police identified the suspects and arrested them. They all confessed that they had stolen many cars which parked in sandy and dark areas  from different areas in the emirate.

The case had been referred to Public Prosecution.

The suspects had the same modus operandi: they  moved the stolen vehicles to another place, changed the keys, then sold them to unsuspecting buyuers.

Lt. Col. Hassan urged motorists to not leave their vehicles in poorly lit places and sandy areas.

Police urged the public to alert them about any suspicious activities.

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