Dubai Police have successfully apprehended a gang of four men responsible for a series of high-profile burglaries and thefts across the city. The suspects reportedly stole cash, jewelry, and watches worth over AED2 million from homes and bank customers. The successful operation, dubbed "Microscope," was carefully planned and executed, leading to the arrest of the criminals.
The gang targeted villas while homeowners were on vacation abroad, stealing valuables such as jewelry, watches, and cash. H.E Major General Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation (CID), confirmed that the arrests were made following tip-offs received by the Command and Control Centre.
Investigations showed that the suspects entered the country explicitly intending to commit thefts and left before the villa owners reported the burglaries. According to Al Jallaf, when the gang was unsuccessful in breaking into residential villas, they shifted their focus to targeting bank clients carrying large sums of money. The criminals managed to steal over AED60,000 by puncturing a victim's car tire and snatching the money from inside the vehicle.
Unbeknownst to the suspects, they were under police surveillance, which ultimately led to their arrest while caught red-handed. The stolen cash was subsequently recovered. The success of Operation Microscope showcases the effectiveness of the Dubai Police in combating organized crime and serves as a warning to potential criminals that they cannot evade the long arm of the law, even when operating across international borders.