Dubai: Robbers impersonate police, steal Dh400,000 in illegal funds

They have been sentenced to two years in prison



Photo for illustrative purposes only
Photo for illustrative purposes only
by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 8 Sep 2022, 7:46 AM

Last updated: Fri 9 Sep 2022, 12:27 AM

Four people have been arrested for luring and robbing a man of 489,650 Saudi riyals (Dh478,550) by impersonating police officers.

According to the prosecution’s investigations, the defendants zoned in on the victim as they suspected him of being involved in illegal money transfer activities.

They laid a trap for him and lured him to a public area. The men told him that they were policemen and arrested him for possessing a big amount of 'illegal cash'. Since one of the men was dressed up in the distinctive uniform of Dubai traffic police, the victim did not suspect anything fishy and handed over the money to the men.

The defendants told prosecution that they shared the money among themselves.

The Court of First Instance sentenced the gang of four to prison, ordered them to pay the stolen amount that could not be recovered, while acquitting a fifth defendant.

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