Crime sprees during EidGang kills man; thieves rob home [Archives:2003/691/Local News]

December 4 2003

An armed gang shot dead Marwan Hazem Abdulqawi, of Al-Arooq region, a lance corporal in the governorate of Al-Dhale' on Nov. 29.
He had just arrived to spend the Eid holidays in Taiz when he was shot in the heart in the early morning. He was sitting at his friend's place in the district of the Yemen Bank branch on 26 September Street.
Abdulqawi came out to the street shouting that they had killed him, but didn't mention any names, before falling dead on the street.
One of the passers-by transported the body to the hospital, and Colonel Abdo Taher Al-Dhaheri, Chief of Al-Bab Al-Kabeer (grand gate) Police Department was notified.
He arrived at the crime scene with his officers and policemen to investigate and called in crime experts and technicians of the Criminal Investigation Department who initiated the investigation and took photographs of the crime scene.
Several suspects were detained for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the number of break-ins has increased dramatically in light of the absence of residents during the Eid holidays, as they usually spend such times in their villages.
To those thieves, this is usually a lucrative season.
For example, thieves broke into the house of the mother of our colleague, Abdulaziz Al-Ma'mari, in the district of Al-Dhaheriyyah of old Taiz where they stole the valuable contents of the house estimated at YR 1 million.
The Chief of Police has initiated an investigation and follow-up and detained four suspects for further investigation.