- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: In what could be a first of its kind complaint to the police, a citizen told officers at Ahmadi police station that he found a whopping KD 350 million in his bank account after he withdrew some money from it, while his actual bank balance should have been less than KD700. Security sources said the man supported his report about the local bank with a bank receipt. He said he reported the case as he feared that the excess amount in his account could have come from some money laundering operation.
Detectives at the Salwa police station arrested an Arab expat for robbing some of the banks clients. He used to stalk clients withdrawing money from their accounts and then rob them once they left the bank. Several complaints were received from citizens and expats about having been robbed by a person who was using a car with an illegible plate number to avoid being traced. They said that he used to keep a watch on them as they would leave the bank loaded with money they withdrew, and as soon as they stopped in front of their houses or any other place, he would attack them and rob them. All the victims said that the criminal used the same modus operandi. Police made a list of suspects as per the descriptions provided by the victims. Based on such information, a task force team was formed to collect more information and investigate further. The banks were kept under watch, and detectives kept an eye out for anyone using the kind of car that the suspect was reported using. Finally, the culprit was identified and arrested and the victims were able to recognize him. All those who had reported being victims of such robberies have been asked to report to the Salwa police station to check with detectives and identify their goods and claim their money which were found with the criminal
By Hanan Al-Saadoun, Kuwait Times Staff
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