Man 'tried to steal bracelets off woman's wrist' in Dubai

DUBAI// A man allegedly tried to pull gold bracelets from a woman’s wrist while she was walking with her husband and child in Al Rafaa, Dubai Criminal Court was told. Prosecutors said the Indian victim and her family were walking near the Dubai Museum on the evening of November 11 last year. The husband said […]

DUBAI// A man allegedly tried to pull gold bracelets from a woman’s wrist while she was walking with her husband and child in Al Rafaa, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

Prosecutors said the Indian victim and her family were walking near the Dubai Museum on the evening of November 11 last year.

The husband said he was carrying his daughter when he heard his wife scream. “I looked and saw a man trying to pull her bracelets,” he said, adding that when he put his child down to help his wife, the attacker came towards him and snatched an envelope from his pocket.

“The envelope contained Dh2,800 and 9,400 Indian Rupees,” said the husband, who gave chase and managed to catch the 35-year-old Ethiopian with the help of passers-by. He called police who arrived and apprehended the accused but no money was found on him, records show.

The defendant denied charges of forceful theft and another of attempted theft.

A verdict is expected on May 1.

salamir@thenational.ae

Source: uae news

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