x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Robbery gang accused of killing restaurant worker who saw shop raid

The gang, which consisted of four Russian nationals and a Chinese man, were arrested in Sharjah.

A gang of five men accused of killing a restaurant worker after he saw them robbing a store in Dubai has been arrested.

A Dubai Police official said the arrests took place in Sharjah in cooperation with officers from the emirate. The gang, which consisted of four Russian nationals and a Chinese man, are alleged to have stolen a safe from the store containing Dh60,000, 70 passports and a number of driving licences after visiting the premises earlier that day posing as customers.

A police official said the man who was killed, Indian HK, 32, may have spotted the gang during the raid while he was cleaning a restaurant adjacent to the store.

Investigations suggested HK was taken to a nearby parking lot by the gang before he was killed.

Dubai police are continuing to investigate the case.

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