KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested an unidentified police officer who used his position and the service pistol to break into the apartment of an Indian contractor and steal KD 23,000, with the help of a citizen who was armed with a machete, reports Al- Rai daily.
A security source told the daily the arrest came after the Indian contractor filed a complaint with a police station accusing the two men of robbing him under threat and gave description of the men and the weapons they were armed with.
He told the police station, the men claimed to be detectives and took a bag from the safe containing the money. Following intensive investigations, police armed with an arrest warrant raided the house of the officer and took him into custody.
During interrogation he confessed that he committed the incident and guided police to his accomplice. Police have also taken into custody another Indian who is said to have informed the officer about the large sum of money in the house of the victim.
The suspect then led police to where the stolen money was kept and recovered more than half the amount. The three men have been referred to the Public Prosecution