Ras Al Khaimah Police arrest two men after armed robberies at grocery stores

A 77-second video circulated online shows two men threatening the shop cashier with meat cleavers

Police arrest two suspects after armed robberies in Ras Al Khaimah. Photo: Ras Al Khaimah Police
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Two men have been arrested after an attempted robbery during a night-time raid at a grocery store in Ras Al Khaimah.

The police only described the suspects as being African, without elaborating. They said men wielded meat cleavers and wore face masks while demanding cash during one incident that occurred just after midnight on September 10.

A 77-second video circulated online allegedly shows the men threatening the cashier before emptying the till.

The CCTV clip showed that the cashier was able to flee the scene unscathed.

Ras Al Khaimah Police said it received a call about robberies at several shops in the emirate.

“Officers arrested two African men who committed robberies at different shops,” the force said in a statement.

“Both suspects were arrested within a couple of hours [of the call coming in].”

The men have been referred to the public prosecution while the investigation continues.

Updated: September 17, 2022, 10:53 AM