RIYADH — Nine Saudi teenagers have been arrested for their alleged involvement in 103 theft cases including burglary in residential and commercial areas, stealing cars and robbing workers at gunpoint in several districts of the capital.
Acting on reports of several burglaries and theft of cars, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Riyadh Police formed a a highly experienced and efficient working team to monitor these crimes.
Theft and burglary reports received at several police station included a complaint filed at Al-Ma’dhar Police Station by a Saudi national who claimed that jewelry worth over SR2 million, $50,000 in cash, expensive electronic devices and a Range Rover SUV were stolen from his home. There were other reports of robberies at gunpoint by workers in shops and gas stations.
The CID team studied all the reports, took a number of field measures and looked for the perpetrators in all directions using all means to identify and apprehend them.
The efforts led to focusing suspicion on the nine teenagers who were kept under constant surveillance. They were nabbed one after the other at different locations and times.
During interrogation all of them feigned ignorance, but when confronted with evidence, they subsequently admitted their role in over 100 theft cases.