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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court has addressed a kidnap and robbery case, involving an Asian gang of 9 men who impersonated police officers to kidnap a company owner, and stole Dhs1.9 million from his office in Dubai.
The incident dates back to September of 2020, when the victim reported that he was kidnapped and robbed by a gang, then left at Dubai’s International City.
The victim testified that three defendants had visited his office, claiming to be police officers, and asked for the company’s trade licence.
The victim explained that the licence was in the possession of his partner to carry out renewal procedures.
He tried to contact his partner, but one of the defendants grabbed his phone and company keys, and asked the victim and another employee to accompany them to their vehicle.
The five other defendants were waiting outside the company in three different vehicles.
The scared victim asked on what charges he was arrested, and the gang mentioned that he will know everything once he is taken to the police station.
Arriving at International City in Dubai, the victim asked for water, so the gang pulled over to a supermarket and easily told the two victims to go buy while they waited outside.
Apparently, the gang left the victims stranded while they headed back to company to break into the safe and steal Dhs1.9 million.
Police learnt about the incident and successfully arrested 8 defendants, search is on for their accomplice.
The Dubai Public Prosecution based on a default judgement referred two Asian security guards to criminal court for stealing equipment worth over Dhs1.1 million from a company in Dubai.
Official records indicate that the suspect had mugged the victim’ handbag, with the help of an accomplice, and stole her phone along with it.
The incident dates back to November last year, when an Asian man filed a police report against the defendant claiming he was assaulted and robbed after withdrawing Dhs2,500 from an ATM machine in one of Dubai’s hypermarkets.
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