x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Bus theft case defendant skips hearing for second time

Man is charged with taking buses and forging documents to sell them as belonging to him.

DUBAI // A man accused of stealing a bus and trying to sell it with a forged ownership certificate failed to appear for a second time at the Criminal Court of First Instance this morning.

MS, 20, a Pakistani, is charged with theft at night, forging a copy of an official document and forging the stamp of the Roads and Transport Authority.

Records state that on October 5, 2010, he stole a 2007 white van valued at Dh60,000 from his employer, which rents the machines. MS also faces separate charges that he stole a 1996 bus from his employer.

The company learnt of the thefts when an employee told a manager he had spotted one of the company's vehicles in a spare parts shop in Sharjah's Industrial Area 10.

The next hearing was scheduled for June 29.

salamir@thenational.ae