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18 May 2024

Jobless man steals car, uses it to rob driver

By Eman Al Baik

A jobless Emirati allegedly threatened to kill a supervisor if he did not drop him at his destination and also forced him to give him his car which he use it to rob a driver, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
When TH, 27, Pakistani worker supervisor, was sitting in his Nissan Sunny car at 4.30am on March 27 at a bus station, a man got into his car and, claiming to be an Afghan, spoke to him in Urdu.
“The man asked me to drop him at his destination. When I refused, he shouted at me. I got scared, so I dropped him at his destination. When we reached there, he pulled out a knife that he had wrapped around his right leg and threatened to kill me if I did not give him the car. He also took my mobile phones before driving away with my car. I took a taxi and reported the crime to the police,” said the victim.
Police found the car and found in it the victim’s mobile phone and his Dh1,200 that was in the car.
The accused drove the victim’s car to a bus stop in Al Satwa and when he saw AA, 26, Pakistani driver, he stopped him, claiming to be a CID officer, before robbing him.
Police arrested IM, 29, and referred him to the court for impersonating CID and robbing the driver.
The court found him guilty and sentenced him to one year in jail for both charges.
IM is being prosecuted for threatening the supervisor and stealing his car.