Temara’ s police arrested a 24-year-old suspected of belonging to a criminal gang specialized in violent robbery on July 22.
Rabat – Based on intel provided by the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST), police in Temara, 11 kilometers from Rabat, have arrested a 24-year-old suspected of belonging to a criminal gang which specializes in violent robbery.
The suspect was arrested at his home in the Nasr district of Temara. The arrest followed investigations into a number of thefts committed by the criminal gang.
A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) indicated that the gang used knives and a rental car to carry out their operations. The gang was particularly active on the Rabat-Temara bypass.
The investigations showed that the rental car was taken to a municipal pound following a traffic accident in Sidi Yahya (80 kilometers north-east of Rabat). “One of the members of the criminal gang died as a result of the accident,” specifies the statement.
Police took the suspect, and another person charged with concealment of stolen property, into custody. The arrests were carried out under the supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office. The police were able to identify his accomplices who are now subject to search warrants.