Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Pair stole items worth Dh355,000 from couple's Dubai home, court hears

The valuables were allegedly shipped to the burglars' home country of China

Thieves stole valuables worth more than Dh355,000 from a couple’s home in Al Safa 2, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Wednesday.

The husband – whose age and nationality were not disclosed in records – discovered the burglary upon returning to his villa on June 23 and noticing that the kitchen window was wide open.

“I suspected something was wrong because that window was jammed and wouldn’t open,” he said.

He went straight to his bedroom, where he and his wife kept their valuables, and found they had been stolen.

He called police who deduced that valuables worth more than Dh355,000 were taken by two men.

Police tracked down and arrested the two suspects in Jumeirah.

During questioning, the pair of Chinese accused, aged 38 and 45, admitted to robbing the home and giving the stolen items to a woman, 39, so she could ship them to their home country.

In court, the two men denied an armed robbery charge while their accomplice, who police arrested, denied a charge of possessing stolen items, saying she did not know they were stolen.

The next hearing is scheduled for October 16 when a verdict is due.

Updated: October 2, 2019 09:49 PM

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