GPS tracking leads to arrest of two men accused of stealing lorry with 260 tonnes of copper cables

The two men, from Pakistan, intended to melt the cables and sell the copper for around Dh 900,000, prosecutors said in the list of charges.

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ABU DHABI // Two men who stole lorry containing 260 tonnes of copper cables were caught by the company’s GPS, the Criminal Court has heard.

The two men, from Pakistan, intended to melt the cables and sell the copper for around Dh 900,000, prosecutors said in the list of charges.

The pair made a deal to store the metal until they sold it at a warehouse in Dubai. As they were on their way to make the deal, the company that owned the lorry was able to track them on GPS when they reached Mussafah.

Police were notified and managed to arrest the men in Jebel Ali, along with two others.

They reported a Jordanian and an Egyptian who drove the stolen lorry, claiming they agreed to buy the copper and did not steal it.

The other two denied their claims, and all four men were arrested and charged.

All men denied the charges and the case was adjourned.

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