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A street in Muraqqabat, Deira, Dubai.

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Man robbed in Dubai, forced to strip down to underwear

 

DUBAI – A 21-year-old Egyptian is on trial for allegedly robbing a man in Dubai’s Muraqqabat area and forcing him to strip down to his underwear.

He denied the charge of theft during the hearing at the Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday (January 26).

The court heard that the victim was hurt during a grapple with his attacker. The victim’s age and nationality were not disclosed.

According to records, the Egyptian allegedly held a knife at the victim’s waist and demanded money. He also allegedly snatched mobile phones from the man.

“He pointed a knife to my waist and dragged me to a side road, then asked for my cash but I refused, so he pulled the phones out of my hand,” the victim said of the December 5 incident in Muraqqabat area of Deira.

He said that the attacker also made him strip down to his underwear so that he would not run after the assailant.

Police were able to track down the suspect two weeks later. During interrogation, the Egyptian admitted that he followed the victim from a shopping mall.

The trial resumes on February 9. ICA/Expat Media


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