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Dubai salesman stole 10 pairs of shoes, court told

A salesman at the Outlet Mall stole Dh700 and ten pairs of shoes worth Dh6,100, the Criminal Court heard today.

DUBAI // A salesman at the Outlet Mall stole Dh700 and ten pairs of shoes worth Dh6,100, the Criminal Court heard today.

Prosecutors said that on June 3 this year another saleswoman, PN, a 35-year-old Kenyan, noticed that Dh700 of her monthly Dh2,400 salary was missing when she checked her purse and she reported the matter to police.

When officers question her colleague, Nepali RD, 27, he became nervous and confessed to stealing the money. Police then searched his house and found 10 empty shoeboxes hidden under his bed.

"When we asked him about the shoes he said he had sold them," said AS, a Yemeni policeman.

The salesman denied a charge of theft. The next hearing was scheduled for November 26.

salamir@thenational.ae