x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Lorry heist suspects arrested

Dubai Police arrest three people suspected of involvement in the theft of Dh4 million from a cash transfer lorry.

Dubai Police have arrested three people suspected of involvement in the theft of Dh4 million from a cash transfer lorry. In a statement, Dubai Police detailed how the three criminals, all working for the cash transfer lorry's company, devised a scheme to park the lorry behind Bur Juman Centre while one of the men would take the money. Although the criminals took Dh4 million of what was inside the lorry, the police reported there to be a total of Dh21m. Using electronic surveillance, the police arrested the first accomplice and discovered the money hidden in a fridge. The two others were caught on Sunday trying to escape into Oman. It is believed the men tried to cross the border without the money to avoid suspicion, but would later have the money wired to them. The Dubai police have submitted their case to the Public Prosecution for a trial date to be set. The three men are being held and will likely be denied bail based on their attempt to flee the country. myoussef@thenational.ae