Thelma and Louise in the Mid-East? Gulfi girl-gang arrested for robberies
Four women, accused of stealing from apartments, were arrested by Sharjah Police on Tuesday, a police official told Gulf News.
According to police, valuables and cash were recovered from the women.
The Criminal Investigation Department at Sharjah Police formed a security team to search for the culprits and arrest them after receiving a number of theft complaints from apartment owners.
Police tracked down and arrested the suspects after investigating the method used in the robberies.
They were arrested in co-operation with Dubai Police at a hotel apartment in Dubai.
The suspects have been identified as S.K., S.N., S.K., and S.K. — all are from Turkey.
They are accused of robbery from many flats located in different parts of Sharjah.
Police confirmed the suspects allegedly took advantage of unlocked doors to enter the flats or used sharp tools to gain entry.
They said the suspects stole valuable items and cash from the apartments and a large quantity of gold — some of which was seized from their room at the hotel apartment.
Sharp tools and devices, allegedly used by the suspects, were also found at the room at the time of the arrest.
The suspects first denied their crimes but later confessed to stealing from many flats.
The women have been handed over to the Sharjah Public Prosecution for further action.
Sharjah Police have urged residents not to open their doors to strangers or leave doors unlocked.
They also urged residents to keep their money, jewellery and other valuable items in a safe place.
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