x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Theft of medical equipment lands Dubai nurse and driver in jail

A nurse assistant and a driver at Rashid Hospital who stole medical equipment are sentenced to three months in prison.

DUBAI // A nurse assistant and a driver at Rashid Hospital who stole medical equipment worth Dh625 were today each sentenced to three months in prison.

The hospital's security guard confronted the driver MA, 45, from India, after following him to the car park on April 26 last year and watching him load his car with the stolen goods.

The nurse assistant KM, 42, also from India, confessed to stealing the equipment and giving it to the driver to smuggle out of the hospital.

The Criminal Court fined each of them Dh625 in addition to their jail terms.

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