Police in Dubai are hunting for a Kenyan security guard who allegedly stole Dh5 million (Sh130 million) from a cash transfer vehicle as it refilled cash at an ATM machine in a shopping mall.
Popular UAE news daily, Khaleek Times reported that the the Kenyan guard distracted fellow guards when the cash van stopped at the mall, and fled with the cash.
The man, whose identity is yet to be revealed, has been working for the cash transfer company. A police officer said the incident occurred at about 10:30pm on Saturday at a shopping mall located in Deira area.
“The suspect and his workmate were near the ATM in the mall when the suspect distracted the second guard. The suspect told the second guard that he is going to the bathroom and took the bag containing the money and escaped,” the official said.
“The suspect, in his 20s, recently joined the company. We alerted all the ports and are still trying to arrest him,” the official said.
Authorities have launched a manhunt for the suspect.