Why is theft on the increase in Doha?
Psssssst.... want to buy some cheap tyers :p
Tyre theft cases up in Industrial Area
Companies and residents at labour accommodations on Street No.15 of the Industrial Area have complained of an increase in the number of theft cases involving tyres from vehicles parked on roadsides.
In one such incident on Friday, residents of a camp saw some men removing tyres using a jack from two new vehicles parked on the street. When they rushed to the place on seeing the theft, the men reportedly screamed at them and chased them away before escaping with the new tyres in a Landcruiser parked near the camp.
According to some witnesses, the vehicle had many tyres stocked inside.
The company owner has since then filed a police complaint and investigations are on, inquiries found.
He said the cameras installed on his accommodation’s compound wall captured the visual images of the theft and he could see the faces of some of men involving in removing tyres.
He said even though he had been running a company and accommodation in the area for more than 10 years, it is the first time that someone stole tyres from his vehicles.
He said the police had also cautioned the vehicle owners over the spurt in tyre theft cases in the area and advised them to look out for suspicious elements and call the police.
But seriously... the owner stated that in his 10 years of running his company, this is the first time he has had tyres stolen from his vehicles. And this story comes at a time when I am reading about car break-ins, shops being burgled and errrr.... can't think of a third right now. Oh I know, prominent members of QL having their bikes stolen.
So what is happening in Doha? Why the increase in crime all of a sudden? Yes there are more expatriates coming all the time, but what is it that is driving people to commit crime here in such a wealthy country? It can't be unemployment can it, because every expat (excluding family visas) must have a job in order to be here in Qatar in the first place.
And events like the one above seem to be well organised and seemingly not by an influx of new expatriates.
Your thoughts please.....
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