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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

Undocumented men who stole cash and IDs from parked cars deny charges

The defendants allegedly also stole mobile phones, wallets and Dh2,000 in cash

Two men have denied breaking into four cars before stealing cash and valuable items, Dubai Criminal Court heard this week.

Both of the defendants, a student and a jobless man, do not have identification documents and are charged with theft and property damage.

The defendants, 25 and 20, broke into vehicles on the evening of February 3, 2016 in Al Qusais area, according to court documents.

No information was given about why the case has taken so long to proceed through courts.

The defendants allegedly used a screwdriver to break into vehicles before stealing mobile phones, wallets, identification documents and a total of Dh2,000 in cash.

Prosecutors discovered the stolen phones in shops, where they had been sold. The shop owners then identified the defendants, according to court documents.

The defendants denied the charges and asked the court to appoint a lawyer for them.

The next hearing will be on February 21.