x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Three burglars took more than Dh1m, prosecutors say

Men broke into Jumeirah home and stole a safe stocked with valuables, court hears.

DUBAI // Three men are charged with stealing a safe from a villa in Jumeirah containing valuables worth more than Dh1 million.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told that the Senegali MK, 38; and ED, 34, and OS, 42, both from Guinea, used a screwdriver to break into the villa of FA, 36, and steal a safe from his bedroom.

The alleged incident took place on September 26, 2010, after FA and his family left to visit some friends. When they returned a few hours later and found the door to the villa unlocked, records said.

FA told prosecutors the safe contained jewellery worth more than Dh200,000. Other stolen items included Dh29,260 in cash, nine chequebooks for FA's company, a cheque for Dh1.2m issued to FA, a laptop, several credit cards, and other small items that men took from other bedrooms, records show.

ED did not appear in court this morning; the other two men denied the charges.

The date of the next hearing is yet to be determined.