Two Afghani men steal phones, tablets worth over Dh 284,000
Dubai - The officer also said the three men were caught on the shop's CCTV surveillance cameras at the time of the robbery
Two Afghani men stood trial on the charge of breaking into a general trading store and robbing Dh284,344 worth of mobile phones and tablets.
The two unemployed men, aged 32 and 26, denied in the Court of First Instance of committing the robbery on August 13, 2014, in Naif area. Two other men are also believed to have been involved in the theft. They are still at large.
"At around 10 am, I reached the shop in Freej Al Murar and found that the facade was half-open and four locks were missing," a 26-year-old Indian salesman said, adding that they found out that 24 boxes containing 273 smart phones, in addition to 4 other boxes containing 17 tablets, were stolen.
The salesman said the stolen goods are worth Dh284,344.
"We arrested the two men after we received a report about a robbery of a shop in Naif," a police lieutenant said.
"We were tipped-off that they were involved in the robbery together with a runaway accomplice. They admitted they gave the goods to a Pakistani man who sold them in Sharjah. The money was split among them," he added.
The officer also said the three men were caught on the shop's CCTV surveillance cameras at the time of the robbery. They were seen putting the phones in bags. One of them has a criminal record.
"In a previous robbery case, his partners tricked the 26-year-old accused and did not give him his share of money. So he tried to kill himself. He was then charged with that," another policeman told the prosecutor.
A ruling is expected on November 6.