Masked robbers in Dubai tie up security guard, rob company

Pakistani men stand trial, armed robbery, guard tied up

Dubai - The entered the premises through the main gate, then took the stairs and got in through the back door.


Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 5:38 PM

Two Pakistani men stood trial at a Dubai court after they allegedly tied up a security guard and robbed a company. Dubai public prosecution records show that the two workers, aged 27 and 22, wore masks as they broke into the company and used a rope to tie the guard to the chair.

After allegedly threatening to kill him, they barged inside an office and robbed Dh39,440 and $100 from drawers they broke open. The damage they caused to a safe and drawers were worth Dh10,700.

A case was registered at Jebel Ali police station. At the Court of First Instance, they denied charges of illegal confinement, robbery and trespass into a private property.

A policeman said they heard from the guard how he was attacked by the robbers who had their faces covered. "After checking the surveillance cameras, we saw the two thieves entering through the main gate. They took the stairs up to the offices and got inside through the back door. We apprehended the two defendants after tracing leads of their involvement in the robbery. They confessed they planned to target the company after 1am on March 23. They used a hammer, ropes and sharp tools to break open the safe and drawers."

The trial has been adjourned to September 12.

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