Trio ac­cused of rob­bery at ATM

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Three men have gone on trial ac­cused of rob­bing a com­pany fi­nance of­fi­cer who was stabbed as he with­drew more than Dhs135,000 in wages from a bank.

The trio – an Afghan, 21, and two Pak­ista­nis, 23 and 28 – are al­leged to have at­tacked the In­dian man and left him bleed­ing in the street out­side the bank branch in Al Qu­sais.

Dubai Crim­i­nal Court was told that three de­fen­dants stole ap­prox­i­mately Dhs135,481.

The vic­tim, who sur­vived, gave ev­i­dence to pros­e­cu­tors.

He said: “On Septem­ber 15, I went to Ras Al Khaimah bank in the Al Qu­sais area and with­drew Septem­ber’s salaries. I put the money in­side a white en­ve­lope when one of the de­fen­dants, snatched the en­ve­lope from my hand.”

He said he chased the thief but that the man turned around and stabbed him re­peat­edly with a knife be­fore flee­ing.

A passer-by, a 28-year-old In­dian man, saw By Nawal Al Ramahi the vic­tim bleed­ing and helped him. The vic­tim told pros­e­cu­tors: “A man who saw me bleed­ing helped me and called po­lice.”

The man who stopped to help said: “I was driv­ing back from a meet­ing when I saw a man bleed­ing heav­ily on the floor. I stopped my car and tried to help him.”

Po­lice ad­mit­ted the vic­tim to Rashid Hos­pi­tal. He suf­fered from mul­ti­ple in­juries and was left with a 15 per cent per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity in his wrist.

A po­lice­man said: “We in­ves­ti­gated the in­ci­dent and spot­ted the three ac­cused. The knife used and some of the money was found in their ve­hi­cle.” The trio con­fessed dur­ing ques­tion­ing and said they did it be­cause they were go­ing through financial dif­fi­cul­ties.

The trial was ad­journed un­til De­cem­ber 6.

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