Jail term upheld for gang in Dh1.1 million Dubai villa theft

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Jail term upheld for gang in Dh1.1M theft in Dubai

A gang of four Tajikistan nationals will be spending five years in jail after the Dubai Court of Appeal upheld their prison sentence for stealing Dh1.1 million in cash and valuables from a villa in Dubai.

Dubai court upheld the verdict on Wednesday, which set their jail time to five years, plus a fine of Dh1.1 million. They will be deported after serving their jail term.

According to records, the men broke into the villa in Al Barsha on New Year’s Day, a few days after they arrived in the UAE to carry out villa thefts.

The gang wore masks and carried hammers and knives when they broke into the villa at 3am. They then held the residents captive using plastic handcuffs and threatened them with knives.

“They hit me on my forehead, tied my hands and muzzled my mouth with tape,” a victim said, adding that his brother and sister-in-law were tied and muzzled while the gang raided their villa.

According to police, the gang members stole Dh450,000 in cash, two watches worth Dh340,000 and a diamond ring worth Dh400,000. Police were able to recover some of the stolen items.

Police arrested four gang members within 24 hours of receiving the report. Police said the first suspect was arrested in Deira while three others were caught at the airport. A manhunt is on for two other suspects who fled the country. ICA/Expat Media


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