The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an Asian cook and worker, aged 35 and 41, to criminal court for breaking into an international restaurant’s tip box and stealing Dhs10,000 from it.
In the raid, the burglars stole a safe, but Merseyside Police have said that the occupants of the home were unharmed.
The desperate man, who could not afford to buy one, hatched a plan to steal one.
Speaking of stealing books, the novel that comes to mind is ‘The Book Thief’. This is a book about a small girl taking a book that doesn’t belong to her. The book is the undertaker’s book (“Stealing books – the clever and the stupid way,” Sept 25, Gulf Today).
The suspect communicated with an Asian woman who owns a medical company to sell protective vests and told her that he could sell to her at prices lower than the institution's prices.
The victim was alerted with the sudden disappearance of two gold watches and a bracelet from his bedroom safe. All suspicion fell on the cook as he was the only one who had access to the bedroom to take care of the laundry.
Apparently, the defendant attempted to steal the entire ATM machine using an electric drill, and cable-cutting machine in order to detach the ATM and take it along.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a gang of four Africans and an Asian on visit visas to the Dubai Criminal Court on charges of stealing jewellery estimated at Dhs250,000, Dhs70,000, cheques and private papers from the villa of a Gulf businessman.
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.