x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Dubai court jails Yemeni men for robbery spree

They stole Dh4,000 in cash and a mobile phone worth Dh1,000 from a construction material company, Dh1,500 in cash from an electronics store and Dh2,000 from another company.

DUBAI // A pair of Yemeni men who carried out a series of robberies have both been jailed for a year.

In December 2012, T A, 28, and his compatriot A M, 20, targeted three businesses in Al Quoz.

They stole Dh4,000 in cash and a mobile phone worth Dh1,000 from a construction material company, Dh1,500 in cash from an electronics store and Dh2,000 from another company.

Previously at Dubai Criminal Court, A M denied he was involved in the robberies and asked T A to swear on a Quran he wasn’t his accomplice.

“I swear by the name of Allah that I have nothing to do with this robbery and I know nothing about it. Have him swear on the Quran and if he does and says that I joined him, I will sit quietly and take all the punishment you will give me,” he said.

The police managed to apprehend the defendants after a tip-off from informants that they were linked to the crimes.

During police interrogations, T A admitted to carrying out the robberies with A M and two others, who have not been caught.

The pair were also charged with damaging property at the three companies.

They will both be deported after finishing their sentence.

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