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UAE Covid: 'Fake cops' steal masks worth Dh182,322, jailed

Staff Reporter/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on March 27, 2021

(Reuters file)

The court convicted the two robbers and sentenced them to seven months in jail.


The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has sentenced two Arab men to seven months in jail after they were found guilty of posing as CID cops and robbing 2,520 boxes of masks worth Dh182,322.

Court records show that the case unfolded when the complainant got a call from an Asian man asking to arrange 2,520 boxes of masks, and deliver them at a warehouse in Ras Al Khaimah.

"When I reached the address with the masks, I was stopped and attacked by two men who introduced themselves as CID officers but later they turned out to be robbers," the plaintiff said.

The RAK Police launched an investigation, identified the culprits and tracked down the duo. They were immediately arrested.

However, the two men denied the charges, saying that the masks are in the police station. "We didn't rob anything," they claimed.

The court convicted the two robbers and sentenced them to seven months in jail.

The case was referred to the courts of appeal and cassation, where the imprisonment was affirmed.

The complainant filed a lawsuit with the RAK civil court seeking compensation.

Based on the jail term issued against the duo, the court ordered them to pay the plaintiff a compensation of Dh177,282, along with a 9 per cent interest from the date of issuing of the verdict and until full payment.

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