Arab gets 6-month jail, Dhs1,500 fine for impersonating a cop in Dubai
17 Feb 2021 08 08
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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
An Arab worker was sentenced to 6 months in jail and was imposed with a fine of Dhs1,500 for impersonating a police officer to rob an Asian victim in Dubai.
During last November, the victim filed a robbery report, claiming that the defendant approached him and his brother in a shopping mall’s parking lot, and introduced himself as an undercover police officer.
The defendant suddenly slapped the victims and asked them to show their IDs. Once the victim took out his wallet, the defendant grabbed it and fled the scene.
The thief managed to flee with Dhs1,500 and bank cards, but was successfully arrested by police within a record time.
In a separate incident last November two Arab men aged 24 and 33, gulf national, were arrested and referred to criminal court for impersonating police officers and robbing two victims of their belongings in Dubai.