Two men suspected to have taken part in battering and robbing a labourer at a Dubai street have won a second acquittal at the Dubai Appeals Court.
A watchman connived with a countryman to rob scaffolds from his employer’s construction site over unpaid wages.
The police used surveillance cameras at the scene and saw the masked men trying to steal the device.
The suspect committed the robbery with the help of two other runaway accomplices, and sold two watches to his colleague for Dhs10,000 and convinced him not to report the theft.
The five-member gang, comprising four men and a woman, all Asians, had entered the country on visit visas.
Two street robbers who mugged a bank client and took Dhs50,000 will spend three years behind bars to be followed by deportation, the Dubai Criminal Court ruled.
Two watchmen who ganged up with two countrymen to rob Dhs1.4m electric items from two power plants have been incarcerated with them.
The Public Prosecution in Dubai has referred an Asian gang of fake cops to the Criminal Court over committing a robbery of Dhs55,000.
The Sharjah Criminal Court looked into three cases in which an Asian was charged with theft and damaging companies and construction sites for stealing electrical cables, conniving with two others.