Arab News reports on a disquieting issue it calls ‘widespread’: robbing the dead and injured in accidents of their worldly goods. When families come to visit the injured or to claim bodies of those killed, they find that money, jewelry, and things like cell phones have disappeared. Why wait to rob graves when the still warm bodies are so much more convenient?!
Who is robbing the dead?
Omar Muhammad | Arab News
JEDDAH: Amer Ahmad did not think that the first thing he would do after recovering from a serious car accident would be to look for the SR10,000 and other personal belongings that were in the car with him.
“I was on the way to the bank when I was involved in a car accident. I remember people trying to help me before I became unconscious. I then woke up in hospital,” said Ahmad.
“It seems some people take advantage of car crashes and take the belongings of the dead and injured. Some come immediately when the accident happens. Others come to search the cars after the victims are removed from the scene,” he added.
The problem is widespread. Relatives who come to claim the bodies of their dead relatives or come to see their loved ones in hospital often find cash and valuables they were carrying missing.