Sulaimani police arrests five jewelry robbers

12/8/2022 11:05:45 AM
 Woman caught on CCTV camera attempting to steal jewels from a jewelry shop in Sulaimani, September 30, 2017.
 photo: KurdSat English
The suspects are women.

Sulaimani police arrested five people charged with robbing several jewelry shops in Sulaimani’s main bazaar, the suspects are women, and four of them are Arabs.

Sulaimani police arrested five suspects in connection with a theft in the gold market, police said, and they have confessed to the crime.

According to the police, the arrestees are women, four of whom are Arabs and have criminal records.

Jewelry robbing is not rare in the Kurdistan region. Women usually rob jewelers as they are the primary jewelry customers since Islam strictly prohibits men from wearing gold and many other jewelry pieces.  Women usually steal from such shops when they pretend to shop. 

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