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Police impersonator targets transgenders

Sabah Al-Salem police arrested a thief responsible for nineteen mugging incidents, carried out by fooling his victims into believing he was a police detective.

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7th May 2012 06:01

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Investigations also revealed that the suspect carefully chose his victims from expatriate pedestrians, as well as people referred to in police records as ‘imitators of the opposite sex’. The arrest happened by coincidence after patrol officers witnessed the suspect trying to force two women out of their car after forcing them to pull over. The man was successfully placed under arrest after he resisted. He later confessed during investigations that he planned rob the two, in addition to being responsible for nineteen previous crimes carried out in a similar fashion. He was referred to the proper authorities to face charges. -Al-Rai