(MENAFN - Arab News) Riyadh gov. prince khaled bin bandar personally thanked the riyadh police department for its recent achievements in solving several major crimes committed in the capital.
the governor met with riyadh police chief maj. gen. saud bin hilal and told him that riyadh police deserves high degree of appreciation for its hard work in apprehending criminals in record time.
senior officials from the criminal investigation department were also present at the meeting.
recent crimes busted by riyadh police included the thefts at two atm machinesin the riyadh province and at a bank in the southern part of riyadh city.
the police also arrested a gang which stole sr4.7 million from a bank employee and apprehended the men who were also involved in an armed robbery of a gold jewelry shop.
riyadh police also arrested robbers involved in the kidnapping and rape of a school student in the capital.
the city police routinely conducts raids to apprehend criminals to maintain a low crime rate.
on wednesday the police conducted combing operations in the afif district to pick up illegal workers.