A Saudi man and another unidentified person were arrested for stealing electric cables in the latest crackdown carried out by a security team from the General Criminal Investigation Department. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Department in the Interior Ministry revealed the crackdown is in line with ongoing efforts to stop the stealing of electric cables and poles under the supervision of Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs Major General Abdulhameed Al-Awadi.
Director of Criminal Security Department Major General Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh is closely following up the ongoing operations to arrest all those who steal electric cables and poles. During the recent crackdown, the security officers noticed a vehicle without a plate number and then they saw the driver, a Saudi man, cutting electric cables. Upon sensing police presence, the man sped off but a hot chase ensued leading to his arrest.
The officers then searched the car where they found tools for cutting electric cables and another man who fled to a nearby farm. After obtaining permission, the officers combed the farm but they failed to find the suspect who was arrested later in Sulaibikhat. The officers discovered the man has been involved in other crimes besides stealing. When subjected to interrogation, he admitted the crime and told the investigators that he owns the car and the confiscated tools. He added the stolen items are usually sold in the scrapyard.
Source: Arab Times