Gang attempts to steal cables worth Dhs668,000 - GulfToday

Gang attempts to steal cables worth Dhs668,000


The court also ordered the seized devices.

Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter

DUBAI / ABU DHABI: The Criminal Court of Dubai on Sunday looked into the case of a bid to rob electric cables worth Dhs668,000 from a company warehouse. The theft attempt in which seven Asians are involved had been thwarted by the security guard who caught one of them, the Court heard.

According to the police records, the suspects broke into the warehouse after they smashed the padlock on the gate of the warehouse’s fence. They then turned on a forklift at the site to load a pick-up, which they brought to transfer the cables through it. However, their attempt was foiled when the security guard of the warehouse was alerted to their movement. They fled the scene, but one of them was caught by the security guard, who called the police instantly. The others were arrested later and confessed to the crime.

Aya Al Deeb reported that The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation has upheld the Dhs20,000 fine followed by deportation ordered by the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal against a girl charged with posting her video clips while she was semi-naked and communicating with unknown men for sex against money.

The Public Prosecution earlier charged the defendant with posting obscene video clips showing her semi-naked on the social media sites that she set up and supervised via her mobile phones. She was also charged with promoting sin by communicating with unknown men luring them into having sex with her.

The Court of First Instance ruled that the defendant be sentenced to six months in jail against the two crimes to be followed by deportation. The court also ordered the seized devices to be confiscated. The defendant, however, appealed against the ruling and the Court changed the sentence into a Dhs20,000 fine and upheld everything else.

The defendant’s proxy appealed against the ruling through the Court of Cassation by pleading that the arrest warrant issued by the Public Prosecution should be considered null and void because it was based on unserious investigations as evidenced by the Public Prosecution’s failure to define the defendant’s place of residence, the fact that the defendant was not caught red-handed and the fact that her mobile phone was used by another woman.

The court stated that the defendant confessed before the Public Prosecution that the account referred to belonged to her and that she was running the account and posting photos through it.