Labourers deny tying up security guards and stealing materials worth Dh500,000

DUBAI // Three labourers have denied being part of a gang that attacked six warehouse security guards, tied them up then stole electric cables and other construction materials worth half a million dirhams. Dubai Criminal Court was told that at about 10pm on November 4 last year, the trio were part of a 15-strong gang […]

DUBAI // Three labourers have denied being part of a gang that attacked six warehouse security guards, tied them up then stole electric cables and other construction materials worth half a million dirhams.

Dubai Criminal Court was told that at about 10pm on November 4 last year, the trio were part of a 15-strong gang that barged into a warehouse in Al Qusais then used cables to tie the guards’ hands and legs before blindfolding them with sheets.

“They assaulted us and one of them was holding a knife. He told us that if we screamed for help, they will cause us harm,” testified Pakistani guard KA, 24.

MM, 42, from Bangladesh, told prosecutors that the thieves got away with cables and other items worth about half a million dirhams. “When the noise stopped, we knew they left so we managed to remove the sheets and saw that they had damaged all the security cameras,” added MM.

Indian guard MMA, 43, testified that the defendants also stole the computers connected to the surveillance cameras to ensure no images of them were found.

The court was told that the defendants also stole items belonging to the guards, including money, mobile phones, gold rings and ID cards.

The three Pakistani defendants – NM, 30, AM, 26, and MK, 27 – denied six counts of armed robbery.

The next hearing is on March 21.

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Source: uae news

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