Man pockets diamond lost in Dubai hotel; cops recover it in 4 hours

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Dubai - Public urged to hand over any lost documents or precious materials, if found, to the police to avoid legal consequences


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 3:32 AM

The Dubai Police managed to recover a diamond worth thousands of dirhams within four hours after it was stolen inside a hotel.

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According to the police, a European visitor pocketed the diamond after finding it on the floor of the hotel and proceeded to his room.

A top official at the Dubai Police said a complaint was received from a woman of Gulf nationality, stating that she lost a diamond while she was in a hotel in Dubai. She did not remember whether she lost it in the parking lot or entrance to the hotel tower and sought help.

The police immediately dispatched a team of officers from the Bur Dubai police station to search the locations she visited but the diamond was not found.

The officer pointed out that by reviewing the cameras, the team found a scene where a person is picking up something from the ground. He was identified as a European guest residing in the hotel.

The investigators approached him and asked about the diamond but he denied that he had it. However, the police searched his room and found it in a small handbag. He told the police that he had found it on the ground and kept it because he did not know its owner. The police contacted the owner of the diamond within four hours after her complaint and delivered it to her.

The officer urged the public to hand over any documents, precious materials or money, if found, to the nearest police station to avoid legal consequences. “If the person is not able to go to the police personally, he or she should at least inform the police operations room,” he added.

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