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All caught in robbery, murder of guards
May 12, 2014, 7:49 am
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3 suspects arrested in connection with the robbery and shooting death of two Indian security guards in Sulaibiya vegetable market. - MOI Photos

Jahra detectives yesterday arrested the alleged main suspect in an armed robbery in which two Indian guards were killed at the vegetable market in Sulaibiya last month. With the arrest of Yousuf Suleiman Obaid Ali, a 21-year-old bedoon, all three suspects are now in custody, as police arrested Abdullah Saad Al-Enezi, 18, a Syrian, and Meshari Falah Al-Hajiri, 20, a bedoon, a day earlier.

Obaid told police where the AK-47 used in the crime and his share of the stolen cash were hidden, while Hajiri disclosed the whereabouts of the rest of the money that Enezi left with him.

Obaid also admitted killing both the victims to avoid being recognized. Sharangdharan, 55, was shot in the chest and died on the spot, while his compatriot Muhammad Thangal, 25, was shot in the head and succumbed to his injuries at Farwaniya Hospital. Both were working as security personnel with a leading private security company in Kuwait.

According to sources, the guards – tasked with depositing the day’s collection of a supermarket at the bank via ATM – were attacked by the assailants as they walked towards their security van with the cash chest. The gunmen, reportedly in black attire, fired at them at close range and escaped with the chest containing KD 13,000, leaving the victims in pools of blood. The stolen getaway car was later found ablaze in Sulaibiya farms.

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