According to a high-ranking official, an Asian couple stole a 3.27 carat diamond worth AED 300,000 from a jewellery shop before heading to Dubai International Airport. Upon arriving in India on their way to their home country, they were immediately arrested by police authorities.
Police Recover Stolen Diamond in Less than 24 Hours
The Director of General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police, Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, narrated what happened. An Asian couple, both in their 40s, entered a jewellery shop in the Deira Gold Souk. As the man distracted a salesman by asking about some gems, the woman grabbed the diamond and slipped it into a jacket under her arms.
Three hours later, the salesman discovered that the diamond was missing, but the couple had already left. Fortunately, the crime was captured through surveillance cameras, which identified the Asian couple as the culprits. The shop owner immediately notified the Dubai Police.
The Director of Criminal Investigation Section at Dubai Police, Colonel Adel Al Joker, stated that after stealing the diamond, the couple departed for Dubai International Airport. The Dubai Police immediately alerted the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).
The police learned that the thieves were headed for Hong Kong, though their flight would stop over in India. Upon their arrival, Indian authorities arrested the couple and brought them back to Dubai, where they are now facing criminal charges.
Solving Crime in a Short Time
The Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, announced: “The couple was identified in a short time and arrested in transit area in India as they were trying to smuggle the diamond to their home country.”
“It is a new achievement for Dubai [which is] known as a safe and secure city,” the Major General declared proudly. “Our strategy is to cut crime rate and [facilitate] quick response to emergencies.”
Congratulations to Dubai Police, Interpol, and Indian authorities for capturing the thieves quickly and successfully! Because of your actions, our communities are safer and more secure!