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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 22-year-old Arab man was arrested and referred to criminal court for robbing a taxi driver and threatening his life with a knife in Dubai.
Details of the incident indicate that the victim was peacefully driving his taxi at midnight, when he was stopped by the defendant who pretended to be a customer and asked to be dropped to a specific location.
After reaching their destination, the defendant suddenly pulled out a knife and put it to the driver’s neck, asking for all the money he has.
The scared victim had no option but to comply with the defendant’s orders and hand him whatever amounts he had.
The defendant stole Dhs420 and the victim’s phone worth Dhs950.
A nearby witness tried to help catch the defendant who was running away, but instead, the defendant attacked him with the knife and caused minor injuries.
Police were called to the scene, and after following trails of the defendant, they apprehended him in a metro station near the robbery site.
The defendant confessed to his crime and is now under prosecution, facing robbery charges.
On the day of the incident, the defendant and his two other runaway accomplices had spotted the victim around 1:00am walking down the street at his residential area in Dubai.
The incident occurred during March this year, when the 28-year-old Asian victim showed up at the police station to report about an African gang who lured and attacked him at an apartment in Dubai.
Details of the case date back to an earlier time when the plaintiff filed a lawsuit demanding the defendant to pay him Dhs60,000 in compensation for the moral and material damages he suffered, indicating that the suspect insulted him in front of his colleagues.
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