x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Robber stabs currency exchange employee

A currency exchange worker who was stabbed three times during a foiled knifepoint robbery said yesterday that he felt lucky to be alive.

SHARJAH // A currency exchange worker who was stabbed three times during a foiled knifepoint robbery said yesterday that he felt lucky to be alive. Abdul Mohammed, 45, was attacked on Monday night as he left the Federal Exchange in Rolla carrying Dh300,000 (US$81,740) in various currencies. Police are hunting for his assailant, who fled empty-handed after hearing the siren of an approaching police car.

Speaking from his hospital bed yesterday, the father-of-three from India said: "I feel relieved that I have survived the robbery and managed to safeguard my money." A doctor at Kuwait Hospital, where he was being treated, said his condition was improving, and that he should be allowed to go home today. Police yesterday urged people to be careful after leaving banks or currency exchanges with large amounts of money. "All we can tell the public is to be vigilant, especially if they notice some one following them," a spokesperson for Sharjah Police said.

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