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Dubai cleaner on trial over Dh8.3 million watch theft

 

DUBAI – An Indian cleaner in Dubai has landed in court after he was accused of stealing 86 luxury watches worth a total of Dh8.3 million from a jewelry shop in Al Qusais.

At the Dubai Criminal Court, prosecutors said that the cleaner, 26, had sold the watches with the help of two Pakistani men who are currently at large.

The incident came to light after a salesman at the jewelry shop found a Dh30,000 watch in the garbage bin and alerted the Iraqi shop owner.

CCTV footage from the shop showed the cleaner stealing the watch and tossing it in the garbage during the December 2019 incident.

When confronted, he admitted stealing the watch and 85 others found missing from the stock inventory “because he needed money”.

In court, the Indian cleaner denied stealing the watches. His Pakistani accomplices have been charged in absentia.

A verdict is expected on February 26. ICA/Expat Media


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