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Suspects wanted in various theft cases arrested — PSD

By JT - Mar 07,2016 - Last updated at Mar 07,2016

AMMAN — Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have recently arrested a number of "wanted suspects" and seized stolen vehicles in recent security operations, the Public Security Department's (PSD) media centre announced on Monday.

The northern region CID dealt with a theft case in Irbid that targeted shops, pharmacies and vehicles. 

A special investigation team collected information that led to identifying the main suspect, according to a PSD statement.

The suspect, who has a criminal record for theft, was apprehended and confessed to committing 27 thefts by breaking locks and doors, in addition to stealing car licence plates with an accomplice who was also apprehended, the PSD said, adding that investigation is still under way.

In Amman, CID agents arrested a suspect whose criminal record includes 40 thefts, after concluding investigation in several theft cases, which confirmed his involvement, the PSD said, adding that the suspect was in possession of "many counterfeit keys".

He confessed to robbing 10 houses, one of which belonged to a foreign resident and included a safe with two kilogrammes of jewellery and JD30,000.

Based on information provided by the suspect, CID agents retrieved the safe and its contents, which were hidden in his house's garden along with other stolen items whose owners recognised.

The PSD also said that the central region CID agents apprehended two wanted people who confessed to committing 13 shop thefts and stealing two cars in Amman and Balqa.


In another case, east Amman CID personnel arrested a suspect who confessed, with the help of other accomplices, his involvement in 20 thefts targeting houses, shops and companies, the PSD said, adding that the investigation is still ongoing.

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