x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Man who tried to stop Deira ATM robbery was stabbed by attacker

A man who tried to prevent a woman being robbed was stabbed in the hand for his efforts, a court heard.

DUBAI // A man who tried to stop a woman being robbed was stabbed by the attacker, a court heard.

Afghani K A, 25, stalked a Chinese woman getting money out of a bank in the gold market area in Deira on October 29, it was alleged.

He tried to rob Dh4,955 and US$500 from her purse.

But an Indian worker saw the incident and intervened.

K A stabbed the man in his left hand and knocked him down.

“We engaged in a fist fight. Then he took me by surprise and stabbed me in the hand,” said 33-year-old F F.

The woman’s screams caught the attention of police and the man was arrested. The defendant was not present in court to enter a plea against charges of armed robbery and assault.

The next hearing at Dubai Criminal Court was set for January 21.

salamir@thenational.ae