The suspects reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).
According to the Sharjah police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.
Two employees at the exchange were injured as they resisted the robbers. One of them managed to notify the police.
The Sharjah police coordinated with forces from Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman to arrest the suspects within 48 hours after the robbery was committed.
— شرطة الشارقة (@ShjPolice) March 31, 2019
A top police official said the suspects came to the UAE on visit visas on March 18.
Below is a video of the robbery:
VIDEO: 5 Nigerians Rob A BDC, 2 Days After Arriving UAE.
5 Nigerians who stormed a Bureau De Change in Sharjah & carted away Dh2.3 million, have been arrested. 2 employees at the BDC were injured during the operation by the suspects who entered UAE on visit visas, on March 18. pic.twitter.com/jx8TPX2rlK
— Viral Trendz (@TheViralTrendz) March 31, 2019