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Police in Bahrain arrested a man for impersonating a police officer and robbing an apartment in Manama. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: Police in Bahrain arrested an expatriate Asian man for impersonating a police officer and robbing an apartment in Manama, local media reported.

The 24-year-old expat pretended to be a policeman when he appeared to the watchman of a building where he stormed into the apartment while its occupants were at work. He stole a laptop and other items and valuables.

According to a statement by the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science, the man was identified through surveillance cameras in the building.

The stolen items were seized by police who handed them back to their owner. The suspect has been remanded in custody pending further investigation and trial.