Two Dubai cops have been praised after they managed to track down a car thief less than 25 minutes after the vehicle was reported stolen.
The two officers of the Dubai Mounted Police, Nawaf Hasan Khalfan and Muhammad Sheikh Abdullah, were praised by senior officers for their speedy response.
Within 25 minutes, the duo had taken the initial report of the theft, searched for and located the suspect involved and had recovered the stolen vehicle.
Brigadier Mohammad Al Adhb, director of the Dubai Mounted Police Section, said the car theft was reported in the emirate’s Al Sabkha area, which was covered by the Naif Police Station.
He told the Khaleej Times that:
“The command and control centre circulated an arrest notice, with the vehicle’s information and the suspect’s description, to all on-field patrols, which immediately started searching and sweeping the area.
“Thanks to the swift response of two officers of the Mounted Police unit, they managed to find a man who fit the profile and behaved suspiciously.”
Despite being on horseback, the mounted officers managed to pull the suspect over without incident.
After completing their checks, the suspect was duly arrested and taken into custody.
Expert Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, assistant commander-in-chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs at Dubai Police, praised the efforts of the two mounted cops.
“Their achievement affirms the Dubai Police’s determination to rapidly respond to emergencies and crime and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice”. Maj-Gen Al Mansouri said.
If convicted, then the suspect can expect a lengthy custodial sentence as Dubai has some of the strictest penalties for offences such as theft.
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