Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 June 2019

Workers jailed for stealing thousands of dirhams worth of furniture

Gang snatched a wide variety of items, including TV sets and wardrobes, from their labour accommodation over a period of months

Four thieving workers who were caught on camera stealing thousands of dirhams worth of furniture from their labour accommodation have been jailed for six months each.

The men were filmed loading goods into a pickup truck by a colleague on his way to work in Jebel Ali, Dubai, on June 27 last year.

The witness, a 27-year-old Pakistani driver, passed on the incriminating clip to a supervisor at the building company where they all worked.

The supervisor then confronted the man with the footage and they admitted they had been stealing furniture from the site to sell for a profit for several months.

Police were called and all four men were arrested.

The stolen items included beds, wardrobes, chairs, dining tables and TV sets.

The four men, two from Nepal, aged 34 and 47, an Indian security guard, 55, and a Bangladeshi worker, 36, were convicted of theft at Dubai Criminal Court.

They will be deported after finishing their sentences.

Updated: March 4, 2019 03:35 AM

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