Mas­sage client robbed of Dh110,000

Duo ac­cused of theft and beat­ing ven­dor after lur­ing him to a flat

Gulf News - - Nation - BY BASSAM ZA’ZA’

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.

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