The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced a gang of five men between the ages of 29 and 49, to six months in jail for stealing more than Dh50,000 ($13,608) worth of valuables.
They forced their way into a Mirdif villa and stole Dh15,000 ($4,082), a diamond necklace, three gold earrings, gold pins, two watches and two wallets.
"On July 8, 2016, I was traveling abroad whilst on annual leave.
"Three days later, I received a phone call from my gardener. He asked whether I had left the main door open and if I had left a chair outside," the 50-year-old complainant, a professor, said.
"I told my nephew, who lives in Ajman, to check on the villa. He then informed me that the place was a mess and locks broken.
"I came back five days later and found my gold and diamond jewellery had been robbed. The stolen valuables were worth Dh50,000 ($13,608)."
A police corporal said they nabbed two of the accused in Sharjah on July 18, 2016. The two thieves then led the police to the whereabouts of the other accomplices.
All the defendants confessed to the robbery charges.
Defendants may appeal the court ruling within 15 days.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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