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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An African gang of 8 members were arrested and referred to criminal court for robbing two victim employees of Dhs4 million at knifepoint in Dubai.
The incident dates back to last October, when the two victims filed a robbery report, claiming they were robbed of Dhs4 million that belongs to the company they worked.
The victims testified that they were heading outside the bank after cashing the Dhs4 million cheque.
After they arrived to the company with the money bag, the victims were suddenly attacked by three of the defendants and beaten up.
The defendants pointed out a knife at the victims and forced them to give up the bag then fled the scene.
Police investigations revealed that the defendants had rented a car to spy and target bank customers in order to rob them.
Recently, a 28-year-old Asian employee was jailed and referred to Criminal Court on attempted forgery charges in Dubai.
Official records point out that the defendant, who works for the victim telecom company, had used another individual’s ID to benefit from the company’s provided services.
The defendant had used the authority given to him to access the company’s system and register another individual’s ID to sell a SIM card and benefit from it.
The company’s sales director was the one who unveiled the defendant’s crime, and had taken necessary procedures to legally punish the defendant for his doing.
Separately, an Arab manager, aged 34, was arrested and referred to the Criminal Court for forging official documents to embezzle Dhs787,000 from the company he works in.
The incident dates back to December of 2014, when the company’s accountant discovered forged bills issued by the defendant.
The accountant testified during investigations that the defendant had issued false amounts rather than should be paid for government institutions, and embezzled various amounts over a span of 3 years of his employment.
The company’s PR officer testified that proofs of the defendant’s embezzlement and committed forgery were found after the company’s review of bills and payments to government institutions.
Police arrested the defendant, as he confessed to embezzling Dhs787,000 and using dud cheques.
The defendants were carrying a radio similar to police’s, and showed some cuffs then asked the victims to accompany them to the police station.
Details of the case date back to January and May 2017, when the suspect embezzled 43 cheques worth Dhs1,300,000, the value of settlement of insurance contracts of the victims.
The company found out that 180 receipts were forged during a span of 4 years, which enabled the defendants to embezzle Dhs818,000 without getting caught.
Official records point out that the defendants had issued 10 numbers from a telecommunications company, using the forged government contracts, and used them to send out scam messages to steal the targeted victims’ money.
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