The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested an Arab man for stealing gold and diamond jewellery and watches valued at QR5mn from the residence of a citizen in Doha.
According to a post on the Ministry of Interior (MoI)’s Facebook page on Monday, the arrest came after the CID carried out a probe into a complaint received from a Qatari national, alleging that his house was burgled while he was abroad.
Someone had broken into the house and stolen gold and diamond jewellery and watches worth QR5mn, according to the complaint. The department immediately formed a search-and-investigation team to look into the matter.
The team collected evidence and listed suspects in the area where the complainant resides. Accordingly, one of the suspects was taken into custody for interrogation, during which he admitted to stealing from the complainant’s house.
The suspect said he had already sold a portion of the loot and kept the rest at his home. Many of the stolen items were later found at his residence.
The accused and seizures were referred to the Public Prosecution and it ordered his detention for four days pending investigation.
The CID has urged citizens and residents not to leave any money or valuables in their house while travelling outside the country. Instead, they should keep them in the bank, it has advised.
In case they face some difficulty in depositing such valuables in banks, people should inform the CID or the nearest police station about their travel period in order to facilitate monitoring of the area by security patrols, the MoI post said.
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