Police in the Gulf emirate of Sharjah said they will begin "stealing" vehicles as part of a new scheme to raise public awareness of car theft, it has been reported.
According to UAE newspaper Gulf Today, cops have allocated a ‘Watcher Team’, whose members will be deployed in key locations such as outside banks and pharmacies. When motorists leave their vehicles unattended, a member of the Watcher Team will then jump in and drive away.
The dismayed owner’s reaction is then caught on camera when they return to discover their car has disappeared. After s a few minutes, the vehicle is returned by the Watcher Team, who then explain to the motorist the importance of not leaving their car unattended and unlocked.
Sharjah Police said the initiative is designed to communicate the message that authorities cannot protect every car on the road, and that security is the responsibility of vehicles’ owners.
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