Dubai - A 38-year-old Chinese employee said he discovered the robbery when he went to his workplace around 9.30am on June 18.
Six men have stood trial in Dubai for reportedly breaking into a warehouse and stealing 156,000 face masks worth Dh150,000.
The men, all South Asians and currently employed, allegedly broke the warehouse's locks using a hammer and a pair of shears, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard.
During police interrogation, the group admitted to the crime and confessed that they had been involved in several other robberies. All of the accused have been detained.
A 38-year-old Chinese employee said he discovered the robbery when he went to his workplace around 9.30am on June 18.
"I reached the warehouse in Ras Al Khor industrial area and found the locks broken. Some 156 boxes containing 1,000 face masks each, worth Dh150,000, were missing. I reported the incident to the police."
A police corporal said that after an investigation, they managed to track down the suspects. "The six men all admitted to robbing the warehouse around 2am. The tools they used in the crime were found in the car of one of them. They also confessed that they sold the masks later to a Bangladeshi man."
The trial has been postponed to October 25.