Massage client robbed of Dh110,000
Duo accused of theft and beating vendor after luring him to a flat
Legal and Court Correspondent
Aman and a woman have been accused of stealing Dh110,000 from a vendor after the woman lured him to a flat for a Dh50 massage, heard a court on Thursday.
The Indian vendor was said to have taken the money from his boss and went to purchase video games from Naif Souq in July.
The vendor was walking down the street when a woman who wore a sheila and abaya stopped him, according to records, and offered him a massage for Dh50 in a nearby flat.
After he agreed, the Indian accompanied the woman to a building and went up with her to the flat, said records.
Shortly after they entered the flat, the woman asked the vendor to get undressed but he panicked and refused to comply.
A man suddenly came out of the washroom and assaulted him with an iron bar and stole the money from his bag. The woman fled and the man kicked the vendor out and locked himself inside the flat.
The Indian called the police who came and broke the door but the man had disappeared from the flat.
Primary police interrogations revealed the involvement of a 49-year-old Azeri woman and her 39-year-old countryman.
Records did not mention how or where they were apprehended.
Prosecutors accused the Azeri couple of assaulting the vendor and robbing him of Dh110,000.
The suspects entered a not guilty plea when they showed up before the Dubai Court of First Instance.
The suspects’ lawyer will present his defence when the court reconvenes on December 20.