CCTV to catch pickpockets at busy Satwa bus station

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to beef up security in Dubai bus stations by installing cameras after a string of thefts and pick pocketing incidents.

Several commuters have ?fallen prey to pickpockets in recent weeks, especially while boarding buses in the evening at the busy Satwa bus depot.

The RTA says they are yet to receive a formal complaint about thefts in Satwa station during the first half of 2014 but have registered as many as 106 reports on lost and found items including money, phones, handbags, cards and passports during the same period.

?The Buses Department is authorized to receive all lost and found items, but for thefts the police has to be directly contacted. There are security guards 24 hours spread over morning and night shifts at the Satwa station. Besides, there are members of the police at the station to maintain security and safety”.