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05 March 2024

Drunk man tried to snatch bag from woman

By Eman Al Baik

A drunk Pakistani worker attempted to snatch a bag from a woman who succeeded in running away after screaming for help, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Mari Grace, 28, Filipina, testified that at around 3.45am on December 8, 2011, she had left Jesco supermarket and was walking towards the building where she lived.  “A half-naked man with long black hair was following me. As I entered the building, he held me by my neck and hand and tried to snatch my bag. I screamed for help, so he ran away,” she testified.

She informed the police who came and searched for the man and found him in the area.  Police arrested MSM, 26, who also proved to be under the influence of alcohol.

The accused confessed to the crime and the court adjourned the case for verdict until February 15.