A man who set out to buy a used tyre landed unconscious in hospital only to realise he was robbed by the alleged trader and his group of friends.
Five Pakistanis are facing trial in Dubai Criminal Court in the case.
The victim, MAM, 30, told the court that he received a call on August 31, last year informing him of the availability of used tyres. The said person allegedly agreed to meet him that same day.
"But at the mentioned time, he did not turn up. Instead he called to say that he would meet me the next day morning. At around 7am, he called and asked me to come to Al Aweer Industrial area. I went there and he came walking and told me to wait until his senior comes. Then he left the place claiming that he would hand over some tyres to other dealers. He returned and he was holding soft drinks and asked me to sit in his car. He gave me an orange juice and then asked me to drive to Alaudeen Roundabout where I stopped at the parking lot of the promenade. I stayed there for five minutes before I fell unconscious and did not know what happened,” he testified.
Police nabbed the accused and confiscated more than Dh45,500, mobile phones [one of which was of the victim's] and a box of tablets from their residence.
unconsciousness," testified Hamda Ali.
The accused are TTG, 27, salesman; MAS, 32, clerk; and three visitors - MTJ, 28; ODA, 36; and MAM, 29.