Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Workers caught on camera stealing furniture, court hears

Four men have appeared in court accused of stealing thousands of dirhams worth of goods from their labour accommodation

Four workers were caught on camera stealing thousands of dirhams worth of furniture from their labour accommodation, a court heard.

The men were allegedly recorded loading the goods into a pickup truck by a colleague on his way to work in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

Dubai Criminal Court was told the footage was then passed on to a supervisor at the construction company, who confronted the men.

The incident is said to have occurred on June 27 of last year.

“I made a recording of them because what they were doing looked suspicious to me then I showed the clip to the supervisor,” said the Pakistani witness.

Police were informed and the four men were arrested.

They are accused of stealing a wide variety of items, including beds, mattresses, wardrobes, chairs, dining tables and TV sets.

The defendants, two from Nepal aged 34 and 47, an Indian security guard, 55 and a Bangladeshi worker, 36, all denied a charge of theft in court.

A verdict is due to be issued when the case is next in court on February 28.

Updated: February 12, 2019 04:15 PM