According to the reports, the Nigerians (names withheld) whose ages are 26 and 30, used to travel on their motorbike from Sharjah, where they stayed, to Dubai and roam around until they see their preferred vehicle model, Toyota Hiace, after which they would break the glass window, open the bus and steal its parts.
Second Lieutenant Nasser Mohammed is quoted as saying:
“A number of complaints were lodged by residents about such thefts. Police informers reported the involvement of the Nigerians in these crimes.
After obtaining the necessary permission from prosecution, they were arrested.
The first accused admitted to committing a number of thefts with his compatriot in Dubai and Sharjah.
He also admitted that they used to hand over the stolen parts to a compatriot who used to ship them outside the country. Both of them got Dh350 for each theft.
The two accused guided police to locations of the buses they had broken into.
The accused has a similar criminal record.”
Their cases have been adjourned till March 1, 2015.