Written by Bahgat Abu Deif
Saturday, May 13, 2023 12:26 PM
3 unemployed people who were arrested, accused of stealing an angel’s car in the Al-Basateen area of Cairo, confessed to forming a gang to steal cars.
The defendants revealed that they stole 5 car theft crimes, and sold 3 of them to two people who knew that the cars were stolen, and they obtained them at a value that did not match their original value, and by confronting them after their arrest, they confessed to buying the cars, instructed about them, and they were seized.
The defendants stated that they used the artificial key method to steal cars from the public streets in Cairo, and indicated that the firearm seized in their possession they used to defend themselves during the exercise of their criminal activity, and they also confessed to possession of narcotic substances for abuse, and the necessary legal measures were taken against them, and the prosecution ordered their imprisonment 4 days pending investigation.
The Ministry of the Interior succeeded in apprehending members of a gang formation in Cairo whose criminal activity specializes in committing car thefts using the “artificial key” method, as part of the efforts of the Ministry of Interior’s agencies to uncover the circumstances of what was reported to the Basateen Police Department in the Cairo Security Directorate by (one of the persons) that he had discovered that the car had stolen his property when it was stopped at the department’s department. No one was suspected of committing the incident.
By conducting investigations and through technical dealings, it was found that behind the commission of the incident (3 people “with criminal information” – residents of the Helwan Police Department, and after legalizing the procedures, they were targeted and they were able to seize them as soon as they got into the car reported stolen and another with metal plates for another car “not reported stolen” “..and they had (one cartridge – a quantity of heroin).
Confronting them, they confessed to forming a gang whose criminal activity specialized in stealing cars using the “artificial key” method. They also admitted to committing 4 other theft incidents in the same way, and a report was issued regarding the incident, so the Public Prosecution decided to imprison them for 4 days pending investigation.