Man will spend one year in jail.
Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
A thief ran past a woman and pulled her handbag in an incident that left her with a broken left finger. He will spend one year in jail.
The convict – an African man, 31, who was in the country on a visit visa – forcibly grabbed a handbag from an Indian woman who had wound its chain around her fingers as she walked down a street with her children.
It contained the passports of her son and her daughter, Dhs1,300 cash, papers, documents, a credit card and house keys plus visa application forms of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs.
He broke her ring finger as a result of the force he employed in snatching the bag, prosecutors told the Dubai Criminal Court. The court’s jury jailed him for one year plus deportation. He insisted he was innocent.
He appealed seeking to challenge the decision. Prosecutors presented a document showing he had a chain of crimes.
The Dubai Appeals Court found him guilty and upheld the Criminal Court’s decision to punish him.
During police investigations she narrated that she and her children walked out of a shopping centre in Hor Al Anz East area at around 10pm on May 4. They walked over a pedestrian bridge to the opposite side of the street.
They walked towards Al Wuheida not knowing the defendant was monitoring and stalking them. He charged at her from behind and grabbed the bag she was carrying in her left hand. “I had wound its chain around my fingers.
“He pulled the bag, breaking my finger,” she complained.
“She and her children tried to run after him but he was too fast. She complained at Al Muraqqabat Police Station. A medical examination report confirmed the fracture.
Criminal pursuit teams arrested him two days later. The woman recognised him during an identity parade. Police attached to the case file, a copy of records detailing earlier street robberies the defendant conducted.
An unemployed African woman, 34, lured an Asian man, 33, with her accomplices and stole Dhs60,000 from his possession.
An Asian man, 48, sought the help of two policemen who he knew very well to arrest the son of his partner, 24, and force him to sign a promissory note for Dhs132,000 in financial obligations to be paid by his partner.
A trespasser insulted police officers and bragged about being an American, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, in the presence of Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, received on Sunday Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, responsible for the file of the scientific team to explore Mars, and a number of members of “Hope Probe” project team, at the Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology (SAASST).
Sharjah has burst onto the global Fringe scene with the launch of its first Fringe festival on Jan.16, transforming the city into a vibrant family entertainment canvas painted with a diversity of acts spanning the genres of theatre, comedy, circus, dance and children’s entertainment.
A three-year Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi) study has revealed that the genetics pool of the Emirati population is highly complex and highly diversified.