Brothers involved in stealing from cars in Dubai face trial

Dubai - The brothers will be sentenced on August 10.


Marie Nammour

Published: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 6:54 PM

Last updated: Thu 16 Jul 2020, 8:57 PM

Two brothers are standing trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for multiple counts of theft. They were accused of breaking into cars parked in the emirate's Al Nahda and Al Qusais neighbourhoods.
The two unemployed African men, aged 29 and 31, allegedly stole five bank cards, two smartphones, a tablet, wallets containing money and ID cards. An amount of Dh900 and Dh220 were reportedly taken from two cars, public prosecution records showed.
The incident dates back to June 12, 2018, with four cars involved in the case. The two men are detained.
A police corporal, who testified during the investigation, said: "On June 12, 2018, four car owners filed complaints, saying that they vehicles were broken into and valuables were stolen."
The residents said they had parked their cars near a mosque and went to prayers. They later found that some thieves broke their car open and stole their valuables, they added.
"Through the investigation, we found that the two brothers and another man were involved in the thefts and other reported robberies," the corporal told the prosecutor.
The two defendants admitted to the charges when they were arrested. "They confessed that they broke the car locks with sharp tools, the same method they used in the other cases. They also admitted that they split the stolen valuables with their accomplice who is at large."
The public prosecution investigator submitted a list of the thefts reportedly committed by the defendants.
The brothers will be sentenced on August 10.

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