Saudi authorities arrest Syrian national for 'impersonating security, gunpoint robbery'

Saudi authorities arrest Syrian national for 'impersonating security, gunpoint robbery'
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24 January, 2022
A man has been arrested in the Riyadh for impersonating police and robbing civilians at gunpoint.
The man was arrested in Riyadh and his firearm confiscated [Getty- archive]

Saudi authorities arrested a man on Monday in the capital Riyadh for allegedly impersonating a security official and carrying out a robbery at gunpoint.

Police apprehended the Syrian national, who they said installed equipment in his vehicle similar to that used by police in order to rob people at gunpoint.

A police spokesman said the car, firearms, and ammunition used by the perpetrator were all seized.

Impersonating security personnel in Saudi Arabia carries a prison sentence of up to three years or a fine of up to 50,000 riyals ($13,330).