Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 27 September 2020

Cook stole Dh650,000 of valuables from Emirati footballer, Dubai court hears

The employee is accused of snatching three watches and a designer bag from a safe in the player's home

A cook is accused of stealing valuables worth Dh650,000 from a footballer he worked for. The National
A cook is accused of stealing valuables worth Dh650,000 from a footballer he worked for. The National

A cook stole three luxury watches and a designer bag worth Dh650,000 from an Emirati footballer he worked for, a court heard.

The professional player, 29, alerted police after discovering the valuables were missing from his home.

He singled out his Bangaldeshi employee as the prime suspect as he had access to his bedroom.

“He was the only one allowed into my bedroom because he does the ironing and folding of clothes,” said the player.

“And the items were kept in my bedroom in a small safe.”

The incident happened on May 19 this year.

Judges at Dubai Criminal Court were told an RM hand watch worth Dh420,000, AP and Cartier timepieces which were together valued at Dh220,000 and a Dh10,000 Louboutin bag had been taken.

Police found the cook's fingerprint on the bottom of the wardrobe where the safe was kept.

“He denied at first and said in his work nature as a cook, he was not allowed into the bedroom,” said an Emirati policeman.

“But when he was confronted with the fingerprint report findings, he admitted and said he took the whole safe and when he failed to open it, he threw it away,”

It was not disclosed in court if the safe was found.

The employee denied the theft charge when in court.

A verdict is expected to be passed on August 24.

Updated: August 6, 2020 07:36 PM

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