Crime and Courts

Mobile phone thief caught within hours in Dubai

Filed on June 18, 2018


Police sounded an alert to other mobile phone shops after the incident.

An African man, who stole a mobile phone from a shop while posing as buyer, was nabbed by the Dubai Police within hours of the incident, while he was eyeing his next target. The mobile thief was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution. 

On being informed that there had been a theft in a mobile shop on Al Mutaina Road, the cops leapt into action and rushed to the site. They found a swelling crowd outside the shop.

The complainant told the police that a Nigerian man entered his shop and asked him for a mobile phone. He got him distracted by requesting him to show more handsets. During the process, he stole a mobile phone worth Dh2,500. The complainant said it was only after the suspect left the shop that he discovered the theft.

Police sounded an alert to other mobile phone shops after the incident and issued description of the suspect. The same day around midnight, the African was spotted roaming outside some mobile phone shops. The cops were informed, who reached the place immediately and arrested him.

Amira Agarib

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