27 Dec '17, 9am

Gang who broke into Dubai villa and stole items worth Dh35m are jailed

Four men who broke into a villa in Dubai, restrained the watchman at gunpoint and stole jewellery valued at Dh35 million, will spend three years in jail each. Two Emiratis, one solider and the other unemployed, a Yemeni policeman, and a Somali policeman, all aged between 29 and 48, raided the villa of the Emirati trader, 40, in Al Gharhoud at almost 2am on July 3 this year. The men were armed with two guns, a hammer, screwdriver, electric saw and another sharp tool, prosecutors said. The gang subdued the Pakistani watchman, 24, and tied him up before breaking into two safes to steal 300 expensive watches worth Dh20m and antique jewellery. The victim said he collects and resells valuables. “I had purchased the watches and jewellery on auctions in the UAE and abroad,” said the trader, who valued the jewellery at around Dh5m. The men also stole a $150,000 (Dh550,000) rare cop...

Full article: https://www.thenational.ae/uae/gang-who-broke-into-dubai-...

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