The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, while an Egyptian journalist was broadcasting live on his newspaper page on Facebook to talk about the earthquake that hit some Egyptian cities. There was a great deal of controversy among the tweeters during the past hours, and the image of the accused was widely circulated with sarcastic and varied comments.
For its part, the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior said that it revealed the circumstances of the fact that an unknown person riding a motorcycle hijacked a mobile phone from a reporter of a news website when he was on the ring road in the Bahtim area in the Second Division Department of Shubra Al-Khaimah in Qalyubia while he was broadcasting a live video clip using the mobile phone and fled.
The Ministry of Interior clarified that the efforts of the search team formed under the leadership of the Public Security Sector and with the participation of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Qalyubia Security Directorate concluded that an unemployed person residing in the Qalyub Police Station, north of Greater Cairo, was behind the perpetration of the incident.
She confirmed that after legalizing the procedures, the accused was targeted and seized at his place of residence, as well as the motorcycle used in the commission of the incident, and by confronting him, he confessed to committing the crime and instructed the seized mobile phone to a merchant residing in the center’s department.
The Public Prosecution was notified, which ordered the detention of the defendants pending the case and handing over the phone to its owner.