KUWAIT CITY, March 3: A Syrian juvenile reportedly escaped from the Social Care Home of the Ministry of Social Affairs last Monday taking advantage of the carelessness of the caregivers and poor security, reports Al-Rai daily. A source familiar with the issue told the daily, the suspect known as ‘Spiderman’ was allegedly involved with two other youths in home thefts in Yarmouk and had reportedly stolen more than KD 70,000.
He was arrested last December and handed over to the Juvenile Welfare Department. Investigations into the Yarmouk robberies revealed it was the work of a professional to carry out such thefts one needed to be like Spiderman-style athlete with ability to climb walls, jump on annexes and sneak from windows.
The daily added, everyone at the ‘care home’ dealt with the three suspects as criminals because there was something unique in their behavior unlike other ‘inmates’ of the care home.
The source said “the discovery of the escape came to light last Monday, after the arrest of his accomplice who was found in the garden after he failed to escape. It is said the Spiderman escaped taking advantage of the national holidays. The source revealed ‘strict secrecy’ was imposed around the incident and strict instructions were issued to all workers in the care home not to talk about the subject of escape, especially as the fugitive is a dangerous criminal, and the means of reform and guidance had failed to mold him and bring him back into the society