Three men are being tried in Dubai Courts for breaking and entering and assaulting the owner of the house they broke into.
According to the victim, he was asleep when they broke in. He woke following a kick from one of the robbers.
Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm reported, the victim saw two men with their faces covered, while one of them was armed with a sword.
The victim alleged they pulled him out of the bed and cut his hand, then proceeded to beat him.
The victim’s sister-in-law, who came to check on the disturbance, was overpowered by the assailants and tied up; the burglars also reportedly threatened to cut her open with the sword.
After the assault, they burglars stole the man’s wallet, which contained Dh5,000, along with two cell phones.
They assailants locked the duo inside and ran away.
The male victim’s brother later broke the door down and called authorities upon discovering the crime.