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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Man who posed as CID to rob people then beat up policeman is jailed

Unemployed Emirati kidnapped a man, drove into a police car and then beat up officer while making an escape

A 34-year-old jobless man will serve two years in jail on charges of kidnap, deliberately driving into a police patrol vehicle and beating up his arresting officer.

The Emirati posed as a CID officer to a Bangladeshi man who as walking in Al Quoz in January 2014 and threw him into a car.

“Two men in Emirati traditional clothes stopped me, saying they were CID. One of them punched me in the face then shoved me into a car and took me to a desert then stole my money, Dh1,200,” said the victim.

Police said they received four reports in one week about two men posing as CID to people in the street and robbing them.

“The reports we received had a description of the car the defendant drove. On the day of the arrest, a police officer saw the car by coincidence and immediately reported its location, so I was assigned among a team to make an arrest,” said a Yemeni officer, 33.

When they tried to stop the car, he said its driver refused to stop and tried to hit them several times then kept on driving recklessly and hit the pavement before deliberately hitting the police patrol vehicle.

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“The repairs on the police car amounted to Dh6,900,” said the officer.

The defendant then ran on foot and, when a policeman chased him, he assaulted the officer and beat him up then threw him to the ground and escaped.

He was later arrested and taken to a police station, where the Bangladeshi man failed to identify him.

“It was dark when they took me. I can’t determine it was him, I could only say 90 per cent it’s him,” said the 36-year-old Bangladeshi.

The Emirati was convicted of posing as a CID officer, kidnap, theft, assaulting a police officer, endangering lives, damaging a police car and possessing 11 bottles of alcohol.

His Iranian co-accused was found guilty of theft, aiding and abetting and consuming alcohol and was sentenced to one year in jail to be followed by deportation.

Both men were fined Dh5,000 each.