x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Student confesses to stealing Dh45

An Emirati student confesses to stealing Dh45 from a woman near Sahara Centre in Al Nahada.

DUBAI // An Emirati student confessed yesterday to stealing Dh45 from a woman near Sahara Centre in Al Nahada. The Criminal Court of First Instance heard testimony that SS, a 19-year-old from Sharjah, mugged the woman, a 32-year-old Brazilian, on October 2. The defendant allegedly followed the victim after she withdrew money from an automated teller machine. "He was walking behind me and suddenly he just tried to snatch my bag," the victim said, according to prosecution records. "I resisted him and pulled the bag towards me but he pushed me on the ground and took it and ran towards Sahara Centre."

Two other men were allegedly with the defendant, but they were not charged. A verdict is expected on February 2. wissa@thenational.ae