Iranian jailed for stealing

DUBAI -The Dubai Court of First Instance has sentenced M. M. R., a 24-year-old Iranian national, to one year in prison for stealing $13,000 from his employer's car.

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Published: Wed 7 Jan 2004, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:18 AM

The accused, who worked for a mobile phone company in Sharjah, went to lunch with his boss and another man.

His boss, S. G. R., parked his car near a shopping mall and went to the restaurant for lunch. The defendant arrived late.

When S. G. R. went back to his car he found a grey sports bag missing from the car. The bag contained $13,000, Dh55, and some satellite telephone cards. He reported that the accused was the only person who could have stolen the bag, adding that the accused was unhappy under his employment and complained of bad treatment.

Thief deported

A thief who broke into a shop and stole Dh13,698 worth of mobile phones was easily tracked down by police after he dropped his ID card at the scene of crime.

The 23-year-old Nigerian defendant, D. E., was sentenced by the court to five months in prison for theft, fined Dh1,700 for consumption of alcoholic beverages and was ordered deported after serving his sentence.

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