UAE: Gang of 8 on trial for stealing Dh4 million from employees

Dubai - They waited for the duo to exit the bank, before attacking them and stealing the money.



By Hesham Salah

Published: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 11:48 AM

Last updated: Fri 22 Jan 2021, 11:49 AM

A gang of eight Africans are currently on trial, after they were arrested for stealing more than Dh4 million from two employees in Dubai.

Dubai Public Prosecution documents dated the case back to October 6, 2020, when the gang followed two employees who entered a bank to withdraw huge amounts of money. They waited for the duo to exit the bank, before attacking them and stealing the money.

One of the victims said that he went to the bank with his colleague to withdraw money for the company he works for. When he went out, he was assaulted by three Africans.

One of them had a knife, the victim said, adding that after they took the money, they escaped the area by car, in which the other accused were waiting.

Both victims went to the police to report the incident, which occurred in Al Muraqqabat Area.

After carrying out the necessary investigations, the police identified the gang members, who had split the money between themselves and hidden some of it in an old house in a different emirate.

The gang confessed to committing the crime, and the police referred them to the Public Prosecution, which sent their case to the Criminal Court in Dubai for trial.


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