20 held in Dubai for power cable thefts

Twenty Asian men were arrested for stealing electric cables from construction sites in Dubai and other emirates with police revealing that a series of incidents of cable theft had witnessed criminals resorting to similar methods.

Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Dubai Police Chief, said that the members of the gang would assault and tie up guards at construction sites before making off with the cables. He said that the gang operatives had little in common except their nationality and did not know each other personally. They would only meet when they planned a raid and each gang member would leave on his own after taking his share of the booty.

?The group divided itself into two groups and has executed a number of robberies in Dubai and other emirates.

Police had received several complaints about electric cable thefts and, by following up on the leads, they nabbed the gang members one after the other.