Painter steals artworks from gallery over unpaid dues in Dubai

Painter, steals, artworks, gallery, unpaid dues, Dubai, Al Barsha police station,

Dubai - He has been detained after a complaint was filed on January 15 this year at Al Barsha police station.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Wed 19 Feb 2020, 5:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 20 Feb 2020, 8:56 AM

A painter has been charged in Dubai for alleged theft of paintings and artworks from an art gallery.
The 28-year-old artist, an Uzbek, is also accused at the Court of First Instance of stealing Dh1,710.
He has been detained after a complaint was filed on January 15 this year at Al Barsha police station.
"The defendant worked for me for about two and a half months. I learned at some point that he was looking for another job as he was not content with his salary," a 45-year-old Jordanian businessman said. "I told him to repay me Dh7,000 worth of the visa fees that I had spent and then he could quit. His response was that he did not have enough money and later absconded from work."
After the businessman filed an absconding report against the painter, the latter contacted him demanding his dues. "I did not pay him those dues. A salesman at the gallery then told me that there had been a robbery. We found out that the defendant was behind the robbery after we saw the surveillance cameras," the complainant told the public prosecution investigator.  
A ruling will be passed on February 26.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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