Dubai Consumer Mirror

Monday, April 16, 2007

Wafi Heist Video

Like everyone who has an email in the UAE today, I received the URL of the mobile phone video that captured the Wafi heist in progress.

See it here. Another Video here as well

I don't know what to say. I am in total shock, really.

Some friends were supposed to go there last night, but changed their minds at the last minute. Thank god they did.

From the video, I can clearly see that the robbers:
Are very organised (In uniform - all dressed in black and masked).
Targeted Graff. One of the most, if not THE most, exclusive jewellery outlet in the mall. I bet they must've had scouts that checkout out the place many times.
It was done late Sunday evening; traffic is light, both inside and outside. Making it a clean in-and-out.
Influenced by Hollywood (Ronin): notice the make of the Audis - exact models that were used in the heist movie.
In the Gulf News story, it says that the cars were set on fire. So, they must've had replacement cars. Also, one car had an Abu Dhabi car plate and the other was without any.

AND ... they were frigging armed.

When I first read the story headline, I thought they must have used real-looking toy guns; but you can hear the live gunfire in the video.

This heist had the potential of going really really really bad. There are no news of any life casualties, lets hope there are not.

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  • I am ... shocked..

    By Blogger KJ, at April 16, 2007 at 3:05 PM  

  • Hi Mory...
    I am also shocked, these guys are horribly daring, but I am confident the CID will do its job and bring them to justice..(let's hope so)
    I think that the 'bang' heard toward the end of the video is the sound of the first car colliding with the crumbles of the entrance glass in its way out, but it could be a gun shot as well...
    Too bad....

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at April 16, 2007 at 8:09 PM  

  • You people are going to think i'm friggin' crazy but I thought it was one of the most exciting thats happened in Dubai in a long time. I mean a heist like that is something you would see in the movies. Who would've thought...? And in the middle of shopping hours?

    FANTASTIC HEIST! Too bad it didn't end very well for them :P

    By Blogger _DuBaYin_Cookie, at April 18, 2007 at 11:10 PM  

  • Scary more than anything. Its not the living in a bubble life anymore.

    By Blogger kaya, at April 28, 2007 at 10:55 PM  

  • i heard that they captured three of them. is it true ?

    By Anonymous HudaSH, at April 29, 2007 at 5:39 PM  

  • wow, that completely slipped my radar. Finally dobuy is becoming more real..

    By Blogger ReginaFilangee, at May 3, 2007 at 5:01 PM  

  • why arent you blogging anymore?

    By Blogger Abha, at May 5, 2007 at 11:48 PM  

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