19 Nigerians Arrested For Carrying Out 4 Major ATM Robbery Operations In The UAE

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January 9, 2017 – 19 Nigerians Arrested For Carrying Out 4 Major ATM Robbery Operations In The UAE

The UAE Police detectives have arrested 19 Nigerians for allegedly attacking and stealing money from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).

It was learnt that the police were able to arrest the suspects based on CCTV footages obtained from the banks and money exchange offices.

The police said in a statement that the 19 suspects always target ATM vehicles and that before their arrest they had stolen about 1.8 Dirham equivalent of about N154 million.

The statement added that the suspects were arrested in their apartments occupied by about 30 to 40 of Nigerians at different locations in the country.

“The  robbers were said to have come to the country on visit visas specifically to commit the robbery and in the process of their crime spree; they assaulted security guards accompanying the vehicles carrying the ATM vaults,” the statement added.

The Director of Police Operations Department, Colonel Rashid bin Bayat, said the Nigerian criminals had committed four daring and violent robberies targeting money transporting vehicles that were delivering cash to ATMs.

“The first robbery was committed at the ATM of the Dubai Commercial Bank on King Abdul Aziz Road, where the robbers assaulted security guards and fled with Dh340, 000.

“Two days after, the gang struck again at an ATM near Saferr Mall in Al Nahda area, where they fled with Dh700,000.

They also attacked a cash transportation vehicle in Al Muweilah area, making off with Dh710,000.

“The fourth attack was at an ATM on Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road but was foiled by the police immediately they got hint about the robbery operation in the area,” Bayat said.

The police chief, however, said the suspects had transferred part of the robbed money to Nigeria while efforts were being made to recover the rest of the loot and return them to their owners.

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12 thoughts on “19 Nigerians Arrested For Carrying Out 4 Major ATM Robbery Operations In The UAE

    • YES BROTHER THEY ARE ALL *****OOOOOOOS NO OTHER PERSON WOULD GO OUT OF NIGERIA TO DO THAT!!! COME OVER HEAR THEY ARE SO MANY IN THE PRISON OVER HEAR THEY SPEAK ****OOOO IN THE PRISON OVER HEAR

  1. I don’t believe this story, it could be that the these guys are fraudulently stealing money from ATM and not Robbery as alleged, Bullion van are well armed that it will not be easy for this guys to just rob them. anyway good luck to them

  2. Saying these people are “a gang” gives the impression that all nineteen of them acted together during each robbery and thus sets one wondering how the gang successfully executed the robbery and successfully escaped in that highly organized country considering the nature of the alleged robbery….. Of probably well guarded money conveying vehicles. It is a doubtful story.
    Moreover, the idea of the nineteen traveling from Nigeria to the UAE just for purpose of robberies is difficult to comprehend because even the high cost of such venture tmeant to be carried out in a foreign country and foreign terrain when the success of the venture and the gains of same is uncertain is just not reasonable. The story does not sound convincing and I think it is just a way of picking on Nigerians because of our already tarnished reputation. Sad indeed !

  3. Pls, UAE Government, Place them in a sophisticated jail for 19 years each. This is an act that always amazed me, In South Africa, Sometimes in December,2016. A Nigerian guy, Delta Born, Arranged some of his friends to robbed and exchange gun bullets with South African police. Why ? Why are they damaging and destroying our image? Why ? i said, Why ?

  4. BEFORE ONE ATTACKS A VEHICLE CONVEYING MONEY, THEY MUST BE WELL ARMED. POLICE ARRESTED 19 NIGERIAN CRIMINALS, HOW MANY SOPHISTICATED WEAPONS DID THEY RECOVER?

  5. The important question that needed to be asked is; were these 19 suspects actually involved in a robbery? Camera footage is true evidence and if their faces were captured, I don’t see any reason why the authorities will accuse them if robbery when they are innocent, thereby spoiling our countrys immage. When an unimaginable robbery like that of a truck conveying huge amount of money with a success, takes place, an insider is always involved. The robbery must have taken place and the story could be true. Don’t estimate human beings as they can do and undo. I believe others hiding around the world planning further attacks or robbery, most especially in our country Nigeria should have in mind that every day is for the thief but one day for the owner. Work hard in the right way and enjoy your labour. That is the message this incident could be sending to people who has ears to hear.

  6. Nigeria should listen to the voices of those clamouring for Biafran state and allow them go their separate ways so this scandals of the Nigerian nation’s name could be owned up by the pepertrators of these scandalous destructions of the image of Nigeria. They travel on Nigerian passports, claim to be Nigerians when arrested but back home tell different story of marginalisation. Enough is enough.!

  7. Why are you blocking their faces? Do you want them to come to Nigeria and be doing the same thing without being recognize? Let the people see their faces so that they can be watchful instead of blocking them

  8. Nnamdi, that has always been the excuse when it involves certain people from certain places. Denial upon denial is the language and the defences of their actions are always justified in the name of “Business” They are described as business people whose adventures mistakenly went wrong however, a wrong is a wrong no matter how you try to justify it. My prayers are that the nation Nigeria survives in the commity of nations with this kind of negative images that Nigeria has assumed all over the world. I hope thinks change in our live time cos, our children are already learning very fast from our corrupt practices, unfortunately.!!!

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