Police arrest suspect in Egyptian Mint Authority theft

CAIRO: The Interior Ministry announced Friday the arrest of a man suspected of the Egyptian Mint Authority (EMA) theft, Youm7 reported.

Some 50 kilograms of gold were stolen Thursday, and the alleged thief works in the EMA department that turns metals into monetary coins. The employee was not detected through the cameras that monitor the mintage safe, as the prosecution discovered they are out of order, according to the source.

Rather, his identity was revealed by surveillance cameras at a jewelry store where he tried to sell some of the gold right after the heist.

Some of the gold was caught in the man’s possession, and some was found in his office at the EMA, the source said.

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