Abu Dhabi Police arrest woman attempting to rob money exchange

A woman disguised in a veil and carrying a plastic gun was busted by police as she attempted to rob a money exchange in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Police said a 33-year-old Filipina disguised herself in a white headscarf and black abaya and stormed the exchange in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

In a video released by Abu Dhabi police, CCTV footage shows the woman enter the exchange and threaten the employees with a concealed weapon, which was later discovered to be made of plastic.

Abu Dhabi police bust attempted robbery at money exchange.

Police were alerted to the incident by an exchange employee and swiftly arrived at the scene of the crime where they arrested the suspect.

Police said the woman claimed she resorted to the crime to pay off a debt of Dhs 140,000.