28th July, 2021
*3 man Cameroonian gang jailed six months
A gang of burglars from Europe has been arrested by Dubai Police, after the gang stole jewelleries and expensive watches worth Dh13 million or $3.5million.
Dubai Police said the gang members were arrested within ten hours of receiving the report.
The valuables were recovered.
The gang broke into a car showroom to steal the jewellery and expensive watches.
In another development, the Dubai Court of First Instance has sentenced a Cameroonian gang of three men to six months in jail.
The men stole 86 iPhones worth Dh355,000 from a Dubai shop.
The three Cameroonian men broke into the shop at Dubai’s Naif area and stole the phones after damaging the door and surveillance cameras in May this year.
Judges ordered the defendants to pay additionally a fine of Dh369,090.
The 43-year-old Indian shop owner testified that he received a call at 4am, saying that his shop was burgled.
“They broke the locks and the door. They stole 86 iPhones of different models and Dh14,735 in cash, which was in a drawer,” the Indian victim said in official records.
Dubai Police identified the burglars through nearby surveillance cameras.
Police then arrested the men who admitted to the robbery. The stolen phones were handed over to a fourth countryman who was identified and arrested.
The three defendants were charged with robbery and damaging property. The fourth defendant was charged with obtaining stolen valuables.