Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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The incident of the video below shows the thieves just before stealing a bag belonging to a citizen, the thieves who roam the streets in the heart of Luxor city on motorcycles without number plates.

This incident in the Luxor governorate was at the intersection of Abdel Hamid Al-Omda Street in front of the International Hospital.  In the heart of Luxor, before entering Al Tayeb Street, Al Muroora Street, where they fled the area.

Immediately, the police officers at Luxor Police station under the leadership of Major Ahmed Jadu, head of the department's investigations, were informed, and a security patrol was moved in the area to find out the location of the accident and examine the surveillance cameras in the area, as the bag contained a mobile phone and personal belongings that included "an identity card and the amount of 3160 Egyptian pounds.

By examining the cameras the next day with the knowledge and presence of Captain Mohamed Abdel Fattah, assistant investigator of the department, the two defendants appeared on a black motorcycle without number plates, one of them wore robes and masked with a turban on the head and the second wore jeans and a pullover, the rest of the cameras were being examined to determine the features of the two thieves who specialized in these thefts for weeks.



A large number of records of the theft and snatching of bags of a number of women, men, and youth in that area were made in the main television street, Medina Street and the streets branching from them during the past two weeks, the two thieves appeared with a group of other thieves in dozens of recordings on surveillance cameras in the stores in those areas.  Their identity has not yet been found by detectives.


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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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As I said elsewhere, regarding those 'bag snatchers, 'a very popular past-time in this part of Landaan.
Or was, before this covid 19 pandemic, 'phone snatching has dropped right off as has nicking scooters...

I'm also 'pained to point out, that most old age pensioners around here,
could out run those so called 'speedy gonzales...
Luxor handbag snatchers... 8)
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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Who2 wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:34 pm As I said elsewhere, regarding those 'bag snatchers, 'a very popular past-time in this part of Landaan.
Or was,
I am not sure, but I believe you was in Egypt at the time, but late last year the Met here in London introduced the idea of deliberately using their vehicles, either car or, more often motor bikes to crash into the 125cc trials bikes that thieves were using. I witnessed one such incident myself down on Bond Street, the thieves on the floor quite cut up could not believe that the old bill had deliberately crashed into them. Similar such incidents occurred in other parts of central London over a couple of weeks,.....then obviously word got about.

From my reading of the present (independent of) government financial situation in Egypt, things are going to get a lot worse on the streets for the 'have nots'. Rather than help its people during these trouble times, instead it is spending a fortune on such military equipment to control its citizens.

According to the government controlled media, I see that no more than 15 people a day die from Covid 19, that's wonderful news if true,.....but then again.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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Had my bag stolen by motorbike thieves a few years ago. It is a horrible thing to happen. You feel so degraded. Only had 100le in my purse but it was the bank and credit cards plus photographs and passport copy etc.which caused a bigger problem than the money ( though that mattered as well!!) I am sure they were in a coffee shop outside the hospital watching me pass in Fayrouz and followed me. Now mega extra careful.....
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Luxor investigation officers succeed in catching the professional thieves stealing bags and phones on a motorcycle in the city center.

Detectives at the Luxor Security Directorate, under the supervision of Major General Essam Yassin, Assistant Minister of Interior and Director of Luxor Security, succeeded in arresting the most dangerous two thieves for stealing bags and cell phones in the streets of Luxor,  the two accused of carrying out a number of different thefts by means of a motorcycle without number plates in various parts of Luxor.  Public Prosecution which took over the investigation and ordered the two accused be imprisoned for four days pending investigations.

The identity of the two suspects of various thefts was identified and the forces succeeded in arresting the two accused  In the Karnak area, they have a mobile phone and a sum of money stolen from the victims in the previous incidents, they were taken to the department’s office and the necessary report was drawn up with the knowledge of the two trustees Hamid Abdel Rahim and Muhammad Mortada, it was decided to present them to the Public Prosecution.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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Interesting report!

Go To Jail.....do not pass Go.

Let’s not waste time and money on a trial. :lol:

Are there no words in Arabic for “suspect” ....or “alleged” ?
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newcastle wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:40 pm Interesting report!

Go To Jail.....do not pass Go.

Let’s not waste time and money on a trial. :lol:

Are there no words in Arabic for “suspect” ....or “alleged” ?
:lol: but at least it works, not like the WOKE West which would feel sorry for them and class them as the victim’s (no job, no money) society forced them to do it.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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No problem with punishing offenders....whatever motivated their crime.

I just hope they ARE the culprits.....and not some patsies the police grabbed to “solve” the crime :lol:
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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I remember a few years ago during Ramadan, a lady was walking up one of the streets that link TV St with Medina. She was wearing her bag across her body when two boys on a bike came and snatched her bag.
Because of the way she was holding the bag it didn't immediately come off and she was dragged some way up the street before it became free.
2pm during Ramadan and no one about to help, she was not badly hurt fortunately but very shocked and frightened.
She never really got over it.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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I remember it was pretty rife in the aftermath of the revolution...with few police about.

Not a good sign if it’s becoming prevalent again.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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Not too bad if you only carry small amounts of cash and cheap phones. Here we are having a spike in home breakins, especially peoples second homes, big numbers of cash involved, Rolex watches, jewelry etc etc. The alarm specialists are making money over fist at the moment due to people wanting alarms...
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MT I think the idiom you mean is 'hand over fist'

I cannot understand why folk go around flashing Rolex watches, jewellery and other bling. In this climate it's asking for trouble.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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It is bad regardless of how much money you are carrying. As I said in an earlier post a friend was dragged along the street by motor bike thieves. She found it extremely distressing.
Perhaps those getting robbed in Cyprus flashing their bling are the international criminals that Cyprus has been selling citizenship to.
The costa del crime seems to have re located.
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It's very easy to eradicated these criminals. Place an attractive lady on the streets in the problem area looking the part of being affluent, allow her bag to be snatched. Once the Midnight riders think it safe to stop and inspect their " days takings" and open the bag a cord attached to the bags openers pulls a detonator attached to a 1 gram of cemtex giving them a " suprise its Cilla here" greeting.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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That was quick...

Today, Wednesday, the Luxor Court issued a one-year prison sentence to two of the thieves "Ahmed J." and "Tariq A.A." who professionally stole bags and phones from the citizens in the streets of Luxor.
An appeal against the ruling will be on January 21 2021.
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DJKeefy wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:01 pm That was quick...

Today, Wednesday, the Luxor Court issued a one-year prison sentence to two of the thieves "Ahmed J." and "Tariq A.A." who professionally stole bags and phones from the citizens in the streets of Luxor.
An appeal against the ruling will be on January 21 2021.
Long gone are the days when you could rely on the AA to come to the aid of the road users.
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Re: Huge rise in handbag snatching by motorbike thieves in Luxor.

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I wonder whether the fact that they were professionals - rather than amateurs - will be reflected in their sentences?
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