'Tourist' family arrested for begging, harassing women in Oman
December 7, 2018 | 9:37 AM
by Times News Service
Photo: Royal Oman Police/Twitter

Muscat: Royal Oman Police has arrested a family on charges of begging, after it was found that they were harassing women car drivers.

According to a police report, the family came to the Sultanate on a tourist visa, and would target cars being driven by women, asking them for money.

In a statement online ROP said: "Following a report to the Department of Criminal Investigation led by the police of Al Dahirah governorate and what has been circulated in social media, a car was seized with an Arab family [arrested]."

"The family was stopping vehicles which were being driven by women and asked them for money, in a way that caused fear and harassment. After the investigation it was found that this family had came to the Sultanate on a visit visa. Legal proceedings are being completed," ROP added.

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