In a bizarre case, a judge has scolded a 23-year-old GCC national for stealing Dh560,000 and jewellery worth Dh40,000 from his grandmother while she was out of the country.
He later tried to pawn off the valuables as his camel’s jewels.
According to Arabic daily ‘Emarat Al Youm’, the judge said that those who steal from their own family should be imprisoned for a year or two.
The case was dropped after the young man’s uncle assured the court that his nephew returned all what he had stolen, and that the grandmother did not wish to press charges.
It was reported that he attempted to sell the jewellery in a shopping centre at Al Barsha in March. When questioned by the staff on where he originally obtained the valuables, the thief claimed he had purchased the jewellery for his camel in case it won a race in Al Ain. However, the camel came in fourth place and he wished to sell it.
The thief managed to sell a necklace for Dh15,000 and purchased prayer beads worth Dh2,700