Woman jailed for robbing Dubai tourist after luring him into a flat
The tourist, a 32-year-old, told investigators that the woman and her group beat him up.
A woman who had been involved in robbing an Arab tourist in Dubai was sentenced to two years in jail.
The 23-year-old African, who was on a visit visa, had set up a fake social media account and lured the man into a hotel apartment, court records show. Together with her accomplices - another woman and three men - the accused assaulted the victim, tied him up at the flat, and robbed him of cash and his mobile phone. The incident, which took place in February, was reported at the Bur Dubai police station.
The Dubai Court of First Instance found the defendant guilty of robbery, illegal imprisonment, and issuing threats to kill or inflict harm on others. She will be deported upon the completion of her jail term.
The tourist, a 32-year-old, told investigators that the woman and her group beat him up and punched him all over his body as they locked him up at their apartment.
"They robbed me of Dh500 and my smartphone while assaulting and threatening to harm me. They deprived me of my freedom for 40 minutes," he said.
After the robbery, the group fled the scene. A police lieutenant said he interrogated the accused after receiving the tourist's complaint.
The defendant can appeal the ruling within 15 days.
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