x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Six-month jail term for Dubai man who robbed woman he met online

Man who assaulted woman he met online three days earlier is sentenced to six months in prison.

DUBAI // A man who assaulted and robbed a woman he met online three days earlier, has been sentenced to six months in prison.

EM, 31, an Emirati, met the woman on the Badoo website on June 25 last year and agreed to meet at her hotel room so the pair could go to a nightclub. But when she let him in he smashed a glass and threatened her, telling her to hand over her valuables.

When she refused he hit her with a bottle of alcohol and chased her into the bathroom, but she fought back and ran outside for help.

When police arrested the man they found the woman's iPhone and Dh6,000 on him. He claimed the woman was a prostitute and that they fought after she stole his money.

The man was found guilty of forceful robbery.

salamir@thenational.ae