Dh1.5m worth jewellery stolen, houseboy held

DUBAI — An Indian national has been arrested in connection with the theft of jewellery worth Dh1.5 million. He was referred to the Public Prosecution on Monday.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 6 Aug 2008, 1:55 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:00 PM

According to police, an Indian woman, S. Kumar, lodged a report with Al Rifaa Police Station on July 30, mentioning that on July 24 she had employed an Indian man to take care of the house cleaning against a salary of Dh1,000.

On July 29 she said that her bag containing her passport, some cash and the keys to the safe was kept in the living room, while she was busy with some household chores.

She said that after she finished the work, she asked the cleaner to place her bag in her car that was parked in the building located behind Burjuman Center.

The cleaner took more than the usual time required to go down and return to the house. The woman sensed something fishy when the cleaner gave her an excuse for the delay in returning.

However, after reaching her office and opening her bag, she discovered that some of the cash in the bag was missing and so were her safe keys.

When she reached home in the evening she found the safe open and her jewellery worth more than Dh1.5 million missing. Since the cleaner was not traceable, she lodged a complaint with the police. Based on the description provided by the woman, the suspect was nabbed at a supermarket in Al Qoux area within 24 hours of the alleged crime.

The stolen jewellery was recovered from under the bed of his friend, who probably had no idea of it.

Police said people have been cautioned against employing those not on their sponsorship and those who do not have identification documents.

Any person employing anybody illegally would be punished for violating the federal residency law.


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