Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A gang of three Asians, were arrested and referred to criminal court, along with two other runaway accomplices, for mugging over Dhs15,000 from a couple in one of Dubai’s residential buildings.
The incident date back to last September, when the couple were awoken up by the defendants at 6:00am, who forced themselves inside the apartment.
The gang allegedly beat up the two victims and searched all over their place for goods to steal.
They stole a wallet containing Dhs15,800 in cash, the couple’s phones, and gold necklace and ring from the female victim.
The defendants are now under prosecution on robbery and assault charges, with a long period of jail-time expected for them.
The case dates back to last October, when the two victims filed a robbery report, pointing out that they were assigned by their company to cash a Dhs4 million cheque and had headed out to a bank in Sheikh Zayed Road.
The victim mentioned that he was parking near a hotel when the defendants approached him and forced themselves inside his vehicle then put a knife to his face.
The five-member gang, comprising four men and a woman, all Asians, had entered the country on visit visas.
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