Man robbed of Dh250,000

DUBAI — In yet another case of a bank customer being targeted by tricksters, an Indian lost Dh250,000 recently soon after having withdrawn the money from a bank in Hamriya.

By Riyasbabu (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Fri 18 Jul 2008, 1:38 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:13 PM

The incident took place around 10.30am outside the Hamriya branch of National Bank of Dubai.

According to the complainant, Abdul Razak, an Indian national, who runs True Line Commercial Brokers Company, “I went to the bank with my colleague, Mohsen Mohammadali, to withdraw Dh250,000. After withdrawing the amount, my colleague and I split because he had to go to another office. I walked up to my car parked near the bank. When I sat in the driver's seat while talking to a friend on the mobile phone, a man knocked on the window of my car and told me that oil was leaking from the car.

"I hurriedly got out of the car leaving the bag containing the money on the front seat of the car, and did spot some oil on the ground behind the rear wheels. But, when I returned to the driver's seat, I was shocked to see the bag of money missing."

According to Razak, the police at the Muraqqabat Police Station were immediately alerted. The police took him to the airport in an attempt to spot the suspect in case he was trying to flee the country.

"I spent two hours at the airport with the police," he said.

Police sources said investigations were on and efforts were being made to bring the culprit to book.

Following several cases reported in the recent past, banks in the UAE had a few days ago sent alerts to customers advising them to be extremely careful while withdrawing huge amounts.

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