Police round up beggars in Al Ain

Around 44 beggars were caught in Al Ain during the month of Ramadan, carrying different currencies, the Abu Dhabi Police said in a statement.

Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director of the Al Ain Police Directorate, said that the suspects allegedly used different ways to make money including carrying copies of the Quran, Islamic pamphlets and asking people for alms by showing them medical documents.

Al Amimi also stated that some even used fake financial statements to gain compassion.

The official urged residents to cooperate with the police and to inform authorities of any cases of begging by calling the emergency number 999, or through the Aman (?safety?) services where residents can report matters anonymously on 8002626.