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 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.
According to the official records, the gang members committed several robberies in the same method until they were recently caught by the police while stealing Dhs3,000 from a kiosk.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a three-member African gang to the criminal court, for robbing over Dhs8,000 from a supermarket, apart from stealing telephone cards worth Dhs12,000.