Man accused of threatening to blow up family

He allegedly threatened to burn the family after leaving a gas cylinder at their door if they continued to ask him to return some money he had borrowed from them.



By Marie Nammour/senior Reporter

Published: Wed 25 Feb 2015, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:38 PM

Dubai - A worker, who allegedly threatened to blow up a family with a gas cylinder, stood trial in a Dubai court on Monday.

 The 26-year-old Chinese allegedly threatened to burn the family after leaving a gas cylinder at their door if they continued to ask him to return some money he had borrowed from them.

He was also charged with theft and damage of others’ property in the Court of First Instance as he allegedly stole a cylinder from a nearby restaurant. A Chinese woman, 33, who works as a sales executive, said in the prosecution investigation that around 1.30am on January 3 they heard someone banging at their flat’s door in the Chinese cluster in the International City. “My nephew answered the door and saw a gas cylinder left there. The accused then came and he began to shout at us.”

A Pakistani restaurant owner said he learnt by phone from one of his workers about a theft at their restaurant. “I went there and found the cops at the scene. I was told that a man stole a gas cylinder left outside our restaurant and then threatened a family in the same area with it.”

The next hearing has been set for March 5. -mary@khaleejtimes.com


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