Lone police officer hunts down and arrests 2 taxi thieves

Police officer Mustafa Awad Yahya’s son was present at the ceremony that saw his father honoured for bravery.

It sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood cop action movie starring ‘The Rock,’ but this lone Dubai-based officer, identified, chased-down and apprehended two taxi thieves that were attempting to flee, and it all happened right here in the UAE.

His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, presented officer Mustafa Awad Yahya with a certificate of thanks and appreciation, at a special ceremony to recognise the act. He praised the officer’s ‘vigilance, patience and his quick response.’

Mustafa was stationed on routine patrol at a location on Al Wahda Street when he received a report from the Command and Control Centre about the theft of a taxi. The officer quickly spotted the target vehicle and managed to manoeuvre in front of it, preventing it’s escape. Mustafa approached the vehicle, was able to switch off the engine, remove the keys and handcuff the thieves all completely single-handedly.

It’s partly thanks to men like this that Dubai consistently features in lists of global cities with the lowest crime rates. Please join us in offering a big thank you to Dubai Police for keeping our streets, roads and homes safe.




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