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Gold thieves wanted by Interpol are arrested by Sharjah police

A gang of gold thieves hunted by Interpol for the past six years have been arrested by Sharjah police.

A gang of gold thieves hunted by Interpol for the past six years have been arrested by Sharjah police.

The men were caught trying to defraud a shop in Sharjah's gold souq in Yarmouk out of Dh85,000 worth of gold.

They ordered the gold from the shop and paid Dh7,300 upfront, promising to pay the balance once the order was fulfilled.

Police matched surveillance camera footage of two of the men to photographs circulated by Interpol of a gang suspected of a similar theft at a gold outlet in Aden, Yemen, six years ago. The stolen gold was recovered.

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