KSA police nab gang who targeted sleeping truckies

Gang stole tyres while truckies slept, then sold them back to victims

Brazen Asian thieves targeted sleeping Saudi truckies. Photo: Archive, for illustration only.
Brazen Asian thieves targeted sleeping Saudi truckies. Photo: Archive, for illustration only.

Five men were arrested by Saudi authorities after stealing tyres from big rigs parked at truck stops in the Muzzamiyah area along the Riyadh-Makkah highway – while drivers slept inside their trucks.

According to Riyadh police, the brazen Asian thieves had been active in the area for months – and even had the audacity to sell the stolen tyres back to desperate truckies through a nearby shop.

Truckies were so desperate to keep moving that they would unwittingly buy stolen tyres to avoid wasting time looking for thieves.

Police nabbed the gang during a stakeout and raid. Some thieves tried to make a run for it, and some resisted arrest – but all five were eventually apprehended. They also led police to the place where they had hidden a stash of stolen goods.
 

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