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Dubai hotel valet driver charged for stealing valuables, cash from customers' cars

Filed on February 12, 2020 | Last updated on February 12, 2020 at 04.53 pm
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The 31-year-old Pakistani valet driver was caught red-handed shortly after he stole Dh20 from a colleague's car.

A hotel valet driver has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance for theft from workplace.

The 31-year-old Pakistani valet driver was caught red-handed shortly after he stole Dh20 from a colleague's car. The hotel staff left the bill on purpose there after customers complained of losing valuables and cash.

He is accused of stealing a watch, worth Dh50,000, from a car, and $500 (about Dh1,835) from another car, both belonging to Emirati customers.

During the Dubai public prosecution investigation, the defendant confessed he stole the Dh20 bill from a car around 6pm on November 27 last year. He was arrested shortly later on that day by the police.

"Around 5pm on November 24 last year, a customer complained about losing a watch worth Dh50,000 he had left in the car prior to giving it to the valet driver," a Sudanese security supervisor at the hotel told the prosecutor. "Few hours later, we received another complaint from a customer that he lost $500. The defendant was our primary suspect."

The supervisor recalled in front of the investigator how they then left Dh20 in the car of a colleague and told the defendant to park it. "We found he took the money when we checked that car right after he parked it."

A complaint was filed at Bur Dubai police station. The driver has been charged with theft and attempted theft.

The court will sentence him on February 26.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

 

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...


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