Seven arrested after Dh2.9m diamond theft

One man is being hunted over raid on office in which guard was attacked and tied up .

Dubai Police arrested seven people on Sunday for allegedly stealing diamonds, cash and gold worth more than Dh2.9 million (US$790,000) from an office in Al Rifa'a. The stolen items included diamonds worth Dh2.5 million, Dh220,000 in cash and a golden statue worth Dh200,000. The statue was the only item not recovered. Police are also searching for an eighth suspect who is believed to have fled to a neighbouring country. The suspects allegedly attacked the building's security guard and tied him up. * The National