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).
An Asian worker stole Dhs3,000 from a private vehicle he used to clean daily for a woman in the same establishment. The public prosecution referred the defendant to the criminal court, which heard the first session of the case on Monday.
An Asian saleswoman, 33, hid in a corner of the shop she was working for until all the employees left and stole around Dhs3,500 from the cash boxes.
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.
They used to climb fences and break doors and windows, to steal what was inside the targeted houses, such as wires, electrical installations, water-lifting machines, and what was light in weight and expensive, the Court heard.
In a swift operation, Dubai Police recently arrested two Europeans for stealing expensive jewellery from a store within 12 hours after receiving the theft report.
He appeared in a video suspiciously checking doors of vehicles at night, as he opened the door of a car from which he stole a laptop.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a porter to six months in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs5,000 on charges of stealing a mobile phone from a passenger’s suitcase. The ruling was upheld by the Court of Appeal.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced a baggage handler at Dubai Airport to three months in jail to be followed by deportation and fined him Dhs28,000 on charges of stealing six mobile phones worth Dhs22,000 from a passenger’s bag. The defendant sold the mobile phones at half price to buy sunglasses and personal items.