(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Sharjah Police have arrested a gang of seven Pakistanis who allegedly robbed money and a truck from a driver and were planning to steal other trucks that passed through the outskirts of Al Dhaid.
The gang led by a person, identified as Rahman Taj, stopped the truck while it was passing through the outskirts of Al Dhaid area and took all the cash belonging to the driver and the heavy truck itself, which was later smuggled out of the county, the police said on Tuesday.
Taj was arrested from a neighbouring country with the help of the Interpol and the other members were arrested from Sharjah and Dubai. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution on the charges of robbery and endangering others' lives.
According to the police, the gang members stopped the truck and convinced the Pakistani driver, identified as H.F.K, to help them transport some stuff from a farm. When the driver followed them in the truck and reached a deserted farm, they pulled him out of the driver's cabin, assaulted him, tied his hands and legs, and drove away with the truck, leaving him behind. Someone alerted the Al Dhaid police station and a team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers and patrols reached the farm and found the driver bound with ropes. The team managed to arrest some of the gang members from Sharjah and the others from Dubai in coordination with the police of the neighbouring emirate.
The police learnt that Taj had run away to a neighbouring country. With the help of the Interpol, he was arrested and brought back to Sharjah. The suspects confessed to the crime and said they were planning to assault other truck drivers who would pass the area and smuggle their trucks outside.