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Dubai cash transport staff robbed

By Eman Al Baik

Two Nigerians along with accomplices allegedly attacked two people of a money transport company and robbed Dh900,000, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On October 13, 2013, at around 11am, WM, 28, Ugandan, security officer was assigned to put money in an ATM machine at Lulu Village in Muhaisna. He was accompanied by another staff and the driver.

“My colleague and I carried two bags, one with tools for opening the ATM and the other containing Dh900,000. We got out of the car and headed to the machine. Two metres before entering the mall, we were attacked by two people. One of them punched me with his hands until I fell on the ground and snatched the bag from me while the other man hit my colleague with a detonator and stole the bag and ran away,” testified WM.

His colleague MJ, 24, Nepali, repeated the same testimony. An eye witness noted the number of the car used by the accused which was found to be owned by a company.

Two days later, police spotted the car in Industrial Area No. 10. Searching the car, police found the two bags of the money transport company and a detonator in addition to masks.

Police lifted fingerprints from the car and arrested AA, 25, and JK, 23, in their accommodation after three days. They both admitted to the attack and robbery. AA told the police that the operation was planned by another person and that they took about Dh830,000 of which he got Dh400,000.

AA bought some electronic products and transferred about Dh350,000 to Nigeria. JK got Dh400,000 of which he transferred Dh373,800 to Nigeria. Police recovered Dh473,526 from the money transfer company. The remaining amount was the share of their driver.

The victims recognised the two accused when shown to them via identification parade.

The Court will reconvene on March 27.