Tailor in the dock for villa jewellery theft
dubai — A Pakistani tailor stood trial on Monday at the Court of First Instance for allegedly breaking into a villa, along with other runaway accomplices, and robbing about Dh70,000 worth of jewellery.
The court was told the 33-yearold man gained access to the private property in Jumeirah after climbing the villa gate and breaking the locks of the main door with sharp tools. The thieves got away with two watches worth Dh48,000 and other jewellery including bracelets, earrings and necklaces, worth Dh20,600.
He denied, in the court, the charges of forced robbery at night with the use of sharp tools, damage of private property and trespass.
The incident was reported on February 16, 2017, at Bur Dubai police station.
“We nabbed the defendant after receiving reliable information he that was involved in the robbery,” said a police sergeant.
“We brought him to the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation, where he willingly confessed to the break-in and robbery. He said they entered the villa in Jumeirah around 2am after breaking the main door. They sold the stolen jewellery later in Sharjah.”
The sergeant told the prosecutor that the tailor admitted to raiding other residences at night time in the same area using sharp tools. The accused led the police officers to the villa from where they robbed the jewellery.
The court adjourned the trial to April 30.