The security agencies in the country arrested a gang of seven Asians, for fraud with citizens, residents and visitors of the country. The gang had seized large sums of money from a number of victims after misleading them that they have a treasure of gold with antique gold coins and they wanted to sell them. They also deceived many victims by selling them expensive smart phones on half price, robbing their money and fleeing from the crime scene.
Brig. Jamal Al Kaabi, Director of Criminal Investigation Department said that the CID received information that anonymous persons fraudulently had taken a number of citizens and residents and robbed their money after misleading them of possessing a quantity of gold they wanted to disburse and sell at a cheap price.
He added that recently there have been reported cases of fraud on the elderly people and women, both citizens and residents, as the perpetrators targeted owners of cars in public places and made them believe that they have a treasure of gold coins found in one of the abandoned buildings which estimated more than Million Qatari Riyals. They claimed that they cannot sell or use them up and then the treasure was presented to the victims.
Upon the search and investigation, it was found out that this gang consisted of seven people of Asians who carry out fraud in different ways. On the basis of that information, investigation was carried out and could arrest the perpetrators. They admitted that they all participated in the fraud.
Lt. Col. Majid Sharida Al Rumaihi, head of the Capital Security Investigation Section, urged citizens and residents not to deal with such criminal gang and follow legal procedures in buying and selling gold, through the approved shops and obtaining permits from the competent authorities. He advised not to buy any devices except from known and reliable persons and places, and to inform the security authorities of such persons to act necessary actions on them in order to ensure the safety of citizens and residents and preserve their moneys and avoid being subjected to fraud and theft.
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