x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

3 men molested woman before stealing her phone and cash, Dubai court hears

Prosecutors say that SP, 26, and two friends attacked the woman after noticing her walking alone in Bur Dubai on May 15 this year.

DUBAI // Three men molested a woman before stealing her mobile phone and Dh1,350 cash, a court heard on Thursday.

Prosecutors said that SP, 26, from Sri Lanka, and two friends attacked the woman after noticing her walking alone in Bur Dubai on May 15 this year.

The woman LL, 24, a Filipina, said the three of them grabbed her before groping her and stealing her possessions. “I tried to run away but I fell to the ground,” she said.

The men then ran off. Minutes later the woman flagged down a police patrol and told the officers what happened. The patrol searched the nearby area and found one of the men.

In the Criminal Court SP denied a charge of sexual assault and robbery. The two other men remain at large.

The case was adjourned to October 24.

salamir@thenational.ae