Bid to rob kids’ clothes worth Dh2M foiled

Khaleej Times - - NATION - Marie Nam­mour

dubai — A gang of thieves spent more than three hours try­ing to break the locks of a ware­house con­tain­ing kids’ clothes worth Dh2 mil­lion, but had to stop and run away af­ter spot­ting a car in the area.

The three Pak­istani work­ers, aged be­tween 21 and 33, al­legedly tried to rob the ware­house lo­cated in Ras Al Khor In­dus­trial area on Au­gust 4. The ware­house be­longed to a Chi­nese busi­ness­woman. They were all charged with rob­bery at­tempt in the Court of First In­stance.

Around 2.30am on Au­gust 3, the owner of the ware­house closed and locked the ware­house. How­ever, at 7am on Au­gust 5, she called the po­lice af­ter find­ing the ware­house’s locks bro­ken.

“I checked the goods and found noth­ing was stolen. I checked the CCTV and found the thieves had come at 8.30pm on Au­gust 4. Two of them wear­ing masks tried to break the locks with a sharp tool. It took them three hours to break two

With the CCTV record­ings, we could have a clear photo of one of the thieves. We cir­cu­lated it among CID of­fi­cers and sources and even­tu­ally nabbed him. He led us to his ac­com­plices on Au­gust 7.” A po­lice sergeant

out of three locks. But they had to flee the place af­ter spot­ting a car com­ing,” she told the prose­cu­tor.

A po­lice sergeant said: “With the CCTV record­ings, we could have a clear photo of one of the thieves. We cir­cu­lated it among CID of­fi­cers and sources and even­tu­ally nabbed him. He led us to his ac­com­plices on Au­gust 7.”

Two of them ad­mit­ted to the po­lice they had pre­vi­ously come to the ware­house and worked as porters for the owner. The third man claimed he was un­aware of his friends’ rob­bery plan and that he was asked to ac­com­pany them.

mary@khalee­j­times.com

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