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Cable burglars caught in act.

Summary: Two Asian men were caught red-handed while attempting to steal wire cables from inside a power transformer chamber in Dubai.

Two Asian men were caught red-handed while attempting to steal wire cables from inside a power transformer chamber in Dubai.

The Dubai Police Criminal Investigation Department's Anti-Crime Department Director Colonel Ahmed Thani bin Ghalaitha said the men were arrested at Al Tawar neighbourhood in Dubai last Saturday at 2am after they were seen acting suspiciously behind the park of Al Keteit Mosque.

The officer on duty moved to the location, where he found two men being held by the police patrol of the Anti-Crime Department. The pair, a 30-year-old and a 34-year-old, are both workers who live in Hor Al Anz neighbourhood. They were caught inside the power transformer room while cutting the electric cable with the intent of stealing it.

Bin Ghalaitha said the two alleged burglars smashed the lock of the electricity transformer chamber before they stepped inside. On interrogation, they confessed to burglary and causing damage to public property and were referred to the Public Prosecution.

Meanwhile, Bin Ghalaitha said the 'Keep it and don't leave it' campaign launched by the Anti-Crime Department for 15 days had resulted in a drop in thieves stealing valuables from inside parked cars.

More than 5,000 brochures containing instructions on thefts from inside motor vehicles were printed and distributed to motorists. The objectives of the drive was to prevent and curb crime such as thefts and provide advice to people on how to avoid being targeted.

salah@khaleejtimes.com

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Publication:Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:7UNIT
Date:Mar 9, 2013
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