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09 June 2023

Sheep thefts stop after 2 are arrested

By Eman Al Baik

Two Pakistanis with fugitives allegedly stole 18 sheep from a farm after cutting the fence and loading the stolen heads in a pickup, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

In August, the owner of the farm MO, 43, Emirati, received a phone call from his brother, telling him about a theft from his farm.

“I rushed there and the worker told me that unidentified people had cut the fence and stole 18 heads of sheep,” he said.

Police investigated the crime and reached to KA, 29, Pakistani driver.

The accused resisted arrest in Ajman and attempted to run away before policemen could catch him.

KA admitted that he accompanied AK, 30, mechanic, to MO’s farm at Al Nazwa area.

He claimed that he stayed outside observing the area while the others cut the fence and stole six heads of sheep.

However, investigations proved that the thieves cut the barbed wire and a car drove into the farm until it reached the sheep barn.

The accused told investigators that a fugitive called Jaweed sold the heads in Sharjah and gave him Dh300 as his share of the theft.

Lieutenant Omar Saeed noted that reports about sheep and cattle thefts from farms stopped after arresting the two accused.

“After arrested the two, the police station stopped receiving complaints about cattle thefts in the area. We used to receive reports of so many thefts from the area during that period,” he noted.

The court will give verdict on February 10.