x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Jail for Dubai burglars who threatened a mother at knifepoint

Two burglars who threatened a mother at knifepoint before ransacking her apartment have been sentenced to a year in prison.

DUBAI // Two burglars who threatened a mother at knifepoint before ransacking her apartment were yesterday jailed for a year.

The two Pakistanis, A?M, 29, and A?Z, 23, posed as police officers to gain entry to the Indian woman’s home in Al Quoz on October 18.

They told the 27-year-old victim to give them her passport.

One of them then snatched her 15-month-old baby, while the other threatened her with a knife and told her to hand over all her valuables.

She gave them the jewellery she and her baby were wearing. They then ransacked the apartment and used the baby’s clothes to wipe away their fingerprints.

“As they headed to the door to leave, I asked them to give back my passport. They said they would if we paid them, then they took my husband’s phone number to arrange for that,” said the mother.

The men were arrested after they called her husband and demanded Dh15,000 in return for her passport.

They will be deported after serving their prison terms.

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