Two men get six months' jail for stealing cars

DUBAI -The Dubai Criminal Court on Monday sentenced two men to six months each in jail, to be followed by deportation for stealing a car of the French national while it was parked in the basement.

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Published: Tue 4 May 2004, 10:20 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:23 PM

According to court hearings, the two robbers, who were identified as H.A.G., a Syrian clerk aged 29, and H.H.H., a retired Omani man aged 44, stole the vehicle at night, and were part of a gang that specialised in stealing four-wheelers.

The two robbers were said to have agreed with two other men M.M., a Palestinian, and A.M.S., an Omani, to steal the Toyota Land Cruiser of Philip J. The incident took place on January 22. The alleged plan was to sell the car in Oman and share the loot.

The owner discovered the robbery the next day. He reported the matter to the Police which after investigations arrested the first suspect who appeared to have been involved along with others in stealing four-wheel drive cars. The second accused was held the next day.

The first defendant confessed to the charge and told the police that he had given the car to one of their two accomplices (Palestinian and Omani) who were still at large.

He told the Police that he had asked one of their two accomplices to take the car to the Sultanate of Oman where he sold it there and share the value of it among them.

The second defendant denied the charge saying that he had taken the vehicle to Mahdha region in Oman and gave it to one of their two accomplices, who is at large against payment of Omani Riyal 200.

The duo was ordered to remain in jail for six months to be followed by deportation.

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