After using masks depicting Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as a disguise to rob stores, four men have been arrested in Cairo.
Police caught the gang of armed thieves while trying to rob a store on Hassanein Heikal Street, in Egypt’s capital’s Nasr City neighbourhood, DailyStar UK reports.
The four of the criminals shielded their faces with the Liverpool attacker’s masks, which are a big star in his home country.
The gang tried to escape after being approached by security forces but were eventually apprehended.
Salah has become one of the world’s most sought players since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017.
The star was subject of interest from Real Madrid during his first season at Anfield, according to Egypt’s assistant coach Hany Ramzy.
The interest was said to have been months ahead of the two club’s meeting in that season’s Champions League final concluding a campaign where the Egyptian netted a remarkable 44 goals.
“When I was working with Hector Cuper, we had a training camp in Switzerland [in March 2018],” Ramzy told OnTime Sportsvia Goal, via the Echo.