11 : 31 PM - 06/10/2013
Manama- Oct6 (BNA)The International Criminal Police (Interpol) lauded Bahrain's police for identifying the thieves who robbed a Rolex shop in Manama after disguising as women. Evidence gathered from the scene enabled police to identify the suspects and the National Central Bureau in Bahrain requested the issue of Red Notices, which were immediately circulated to all 190 member countries.
Three men suspected of being part of a gang which robbed a Rolex shop in Manama whilst disguised as women have been arrested in Albania and Bahrain following the issue of INTERPOL Red Notices or internationally wanted persons' alerts.
"The arrests followed close cooperation between NCB Bahrain, INTERPOL’s Command and Coordination Centre (CCC) and the Middle East and North Africa unit, which continue to liaise in the ongoing search for the remaining suspects", Interpol Assistant Director for the GCC Emmanuel Leclaire said.
"The thorough investigation by Bahrain and their decision to request INTERPOL Red Notices for these fugitives meant their law enforcement colleagues around the world were immediately alerted to their wanted status and could take action, resulting in the arrest of a suspect in Albania," he added.
He pointed out that one week after the 10 September robbery, one of the suspects, 35-year-old Kosovan national Ekrem Gashi, was arrested at the Albanian border when checks by officials revealed he was wanted in connection with the theft, adding that the accused is now awaiting extradition to Bahrain.
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BNA 1926 GMT 2013/10/06
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