x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Dental clinic employee admits stealing laser machine, Dubai court hears

A 43-year-old dental clinic employee has admitted to stealing a laser machine worth Dh55,000 but cannot explain why she stole it or where it is.

DUBAI // A 43-year-old dental clinic employee has admitted to stealing a laser machine worth Dh55,000 but cannot explain why she stole it or where it is.

The Dubai Criminal Court was told that JM, Filipina, worked at a dental centre in Dubai until the device went missing on June 5.

Police were called to the scene and JM initially denied taking the laser but later admitted she left the device in an lift. When police found no trace of it in the lift, they interrogated her further and she admitted to putting the device in a bag and taking it to Deira City Centre and then home.

Her flat and car were searched but the laser was never recovered.

JM awaits a verdict on September 5.

salamir@thenational.ae