Casablanca: Arrest of five individuals for thefts in money transfer agencies

The elements of the prefectural service of the judicial police of Casablanca proceeded, on Tuesday morning, in close collaboration with the National Brigade of the judicial police and the services of the General Directorate of Territorial Surveillance, to the arrest of five individuals aged between 24 and 38 years old, three of them with criminal records, for their alleged links with a criminal network specialized in the theft inside money transfer agencies 

The suspects were arrested during security operations carried out simultaneously in different neighborhoods of Casablanca, after sustained research on the ground showed the involvement of four of them in cases of theft by break-in inside several money transfer agencies, according to a modus operandi consisting of seizing safes inside these agencies to take them to other places where they are broken and emptied of the financial sums they contain, said the DGSN in a statement. 

The research has also revealed the involvement of the fifth defendant in the rental of cars used in the execution of these criminal operations, including a light vehicle that was seized in possession of the defendants, said the same source. The defendants were placed in custody against the background of the judicial investigation conducted under the supervision of the prosecutor’s office, to establish all the criminal facts of which they are accused and determine their degree of involvement in the operations of robbery and robbery recorded, while field operations are continuing to inventory and recover the spoils of this criminal activity as well as the material means used for this purpose, concludes the release.  

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