Four Men on Trial for Robbing Dubai Businessman at Knifepoint

Published June 24th, 2018 - 06:57 GMT
(AFP/ File Photo)
(AFP/ File Photo)

The case was registered at Al Barsha police station.

Four men have gone on trial at the Dubai Court of First Instance for allegedly robbing a 53-year-old businessman of Dh3.1million at knifepoint.

The four Cameroon nationals faced charges of robbery besides aiding and abetting in the crime. Two of them planned it and dropped their accomplices at the victim's flat in Dubai Marina. The victim was attacked together with his 43-year-old friend, an Afghan tailor, and robbed of Dh3.1million on September 13, 2017.

The case was registered at Al Barsha police station.

The businessman, an Iranian, said he was at his apartment which he put for sale. "Two African men came to see it. I was with my friend when they suddenly attacked us. They caught us off guard as they assaulted us with a cleaver and a knife and with their hands. They then tied us up and stole Dh3.1million which I had withdrawn from the bank to buy a property."

Shortly after the thieves got away with the cash, the two victims managed to untie themselves and went to the police to report the incident.

A police sergeant told the prosecutor the four accused were arrested in Al Fujairah. Some amounts of the stolen cash were found in the places they stayed.

The forensic reports showed the two victims sustained cuts and bruises in the assault.

The four defendants, aged between 33 and 42, are in detention.

The trial will continue on July 8.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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