Muscat: Officers from the Directorate General of Inquiries and Investigations of the Salalah Royal Oman Police arrested an Omani national on the charges of theft, compromising security and impersonating as a police officer.
Salalah Police Station had been receiving reports about an unidentified person allegedly intercepting Asian expatriates, claiming to be a police officer. He used to ask for their wallets to verify their documents and while doing so, he stole their money and escape from the scene in his vehicle.
A senior ROP official said that the suspect was taking advantage of victims' innocence by giving them a ride in his car while impersonating as an officer and asked them to produce their documents for extorting money. The official also added that the car he was using was a rental.
The official said that the suspect had been identified through investigations and arrested.
The suspect has been referred to the public prosecution for further probe.