Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sharjah police have launched a hunt for a miscreant who shot and damaged 11 speed radars, local daily Gulf News reported on Tuesday.
The police formed a special squad after receiving a tip-off that the radars were being shot at by a youth, the report said.
“We collected evidence from the spot and are about to nab the person who committed the crime. We don’t know his motivation to commit such a crime,” the daily quoted a police official as saying.
“The person responsible for shooting the radar will be arrested soon. He will be punished according to the UAE law,” he added.
The newly installed radars cost AED 250,000 ($68,064).
Similar incidents have taken place in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, where 15 radars have been vandalised this year alone, daily newspaper Khaleej Times reported.
The devices were sprayed with a coloured chemical rendering them ineffective; some were burnt, or smashed with stones and rods, the report said.