In a high-quality operation dubbed “Operation Microscope,” the Dubai Police Common Command efficiently dismantled an organised prison gang specialising in residential villa thefts and focusing on financial institution shoppers. The operation concerned placing the gang members “below the microscope,” meticulously monitoring their actions and actions each inside and out of doors the nation, main as much as the decisive second when their residence was raided and the suspects have been apprehended.
The operation’s particulars have been revealed throughout a press convention held by the Common Division of Legal Investigations (CID) within the presence of Main Common Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the Common Division of Legal Investigation (CID); Brigadier Muhammad Aqeel Ahli, Deputy Director of the Common Division of Legal Investigation for Search and Investigation Affairs; Brigadier Saeed Al Ayali, Deputy Director of the Common Division of Legal Investigation (CID) for Administration and Management Affairs; Colonel Saeed Al Qamzi, Assistant Director Common for Legal Operations Affairs; Colonel Adel Al Joker, Assistant Common Director for Search and Investigation Affairs, and a lot of senior officers and journalists.
Main Common Jamal Al Jallaf confirmed the arrest of the gang members following some tip-offs obtained by the Command and Management Centre concerning residential villa burglaries occurring whereas the homeowners have been vacationing overseas. He acknowledged, “The suspects engaged in night-time break-ins, stealing precious objects reminiscent of jewelry and money from the focused villas.”
He emphasised the immediate formation of a group devoted to figuring out and apprehending the people concerned within the burglaries. “The group efficiently uncovered the identities of 4 Latin American gang members actively taking part in these thefts and break-ins,” he acknowledged.
“The investigations revealed that the suspects entered the nation with the specific intent to commit thefts and left earlier than the villa homeowners reported the burglaries. Moreover, worldwide coordination revealed that the gang traveled to a Center Jap nation, adopted by a neighboring nation through land ports,” Al Jallaf additional elaborated.
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Drawing on their experience in monitoring and analyzing prison gangs, the CID group was assured that it was solely a matter of time earlier than the suspects returned, significantly since they’d traveled to Center Jap nations moderately than their house nations. Consequently, the gang was positioned below very shut surveillance.
Roughly a month later, the CID group efficiently tracked the gang’s arrival within the nation by way of the Oyoon Program. As an alternative of detaining them instantly, the suspects have been allowed entry and positioned below “the microscope” -close surveillance to watch their actions. This technique aimed to determine any extra people concerned within the burglaries or offering logistical assist throughout the nation, in addition to to find the place stolen objects have been hid.
Al Jallaf emphasised that the CID group meticulously tracked the gang’s actions with round the clock surveillance. “Monitoring experiences revealed that the 4 suspects visited automotive rental retailers to lease a car, facilitating their transportation between residential complexes to scout potential villas for housebreaking. After a short interval, they switched to a different car to keep away from arousing suspicion throughout their reconnaissance. However, they remained below “the microscope” of the investigation group,” he continued.
Al Jallaf defined that this time, the gang members have been unsuccessful in burglarizing any residential villas, because of the precautionary measures carried out in residential complexes below the supervision of the Dubai Police and the Crime Prevention Division. These measures included deploying safety guards, putting in superior CCTV cameras, putting in lights in darkish areas, and selling neighborhood consciousness to register within the ‘Dwelling Safety’ program overseen by the Drive.
“After failing to burgle villas, the gang shifted their prison focus to focusing on financial institution shoppers carrying massive sums of cash. They zeroed in on a financial institution buyer and managed to steal over AED 60,000 by puncturing the sufferer’s automotive tire, whereas one other suspect rapidly snatched the cash from contained in the car. Nonetheless, they have been unaware that they have been below police surveillance, which led to the gang members’ arrest whereas caught red-handed and the restoration of the stolen money. Throughout interrogations, they confessed to committing a number of thefts and burglaries in different nations they’d visited,” Al Jallaf added.
The Dubai Police inspired residents and residents to subscribe to ‘Dwelling Safety’ service by way of the Dubai Police web site or Good App to reinforce security and safety locally.
Brigadier Muhammad Aqeel Ahli, Deputy Director of the Common Division of Legal Investigation for Search and Investigation Affairs, highlighted the ‘Dwelling Safety’ program’s significance as a preventive safety service to guard the houses of residents and residents whereas they’re on holidays inside or outdoors the nation in order that the homes are monitored by way of CCTV cameras and sensors.
He additionally referred to as on the homeowners of residential villas to the significance of putting in CCTV cameras of their houses to reinforce security and safety, along with not violating labor legal guidelines by hiring employees illegally, coping with unlawful upkeep employees or unlicensed firms, hiring unlicensed farmers to oversee house gardens, or hiring labors violating nationality and residency legal guidelines, which will increase the probabilities of burglaries and thefts.
Al Jallaf suggested financial institution shoppers to keep away from carrying massive sums of cash when leaving the banks and as an alternative use money transport automobiles. He urged them to be vigilant, particularly when taking sums of cash and strolling on principal streets.
He additionally referred to as on neighborhood members to contribute to enhancing security and safety and stopping crime by reporting suspicious actions by way of the “Police Eye” service out there on Dubai Police Good App or by calling Dubai Police’s non-emergency hotline (901) or (999) in case of emergency.
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