The police arrested four suspects on charges of armed robberies in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Friday, the September 26 website reported.
The suspects were arrested in the Sabeen district in downtown Sanaa where they have committed a lot of armed robberies and other crimes and terrified the citizens, it said.
So far, the group stole 26 cars and a hunt has been launched for other suspects involved, the website quoted a security source in the district as saying. The group also was reported to have stolen and confiscated other properties of their victims, it added.
Separately, the security authorities defused two bombs near a hotel amid increasing failed bombing attempts in the port city of Aden, security officials in the Mualla district said.
The two bombs were put inside a bag and the owner of the hotel reported the suspicious bag to the authorities, the sources said.
In the past few weeks, the authorities defused several bombs and other explosive devices including those which were planted near the political security office and other key installations in Aden. Militants have been blamed amid a continuous hunt for key Al-Qaeda operatives across the republic.
With direct support from the US and pro-government fighters, the army drove Al-Qaeda militants out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa provinces in the south in May.
Al-Qaeda has since carried out deadly suicide bombings in several cities including the capital Sanaa with military and security leaders, personnel, cadets and offices key targets.