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15 July 2024

Two 'CID officers' robbed pedestrian of Dh300

By Eman Al Baik

Pretended to be CID officers, two youths stopped a pedestrian, forced him to enter their car and robbed him before driving him to a deserted area where they pushed him out of the vehicle, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

MS, 26, Pakistani worker was walking towards his accommodation in Al Quoz area when a Land Cruiser stopped next to him. A man got off the car and, presenting a health card, claimed to be from the CID.

“They asked me to get into their car to take me to a police station. I got scared and got into their car. They showed me a handcuff before searching me. They took my wallet which had Dh300 and my mobile phone. They drove to a sandy, dark area where they pushed me out of the car after punching me in my face several times,” MS told the police.

Police spotted the Land Cruiser in Al Quoz area. The driver did not stop and tried to flee, causing damages of Dh5,000 to a police patrol vehicle.

When the Land Cruiser was finally forced to stop, the driver and the other passenger fled and entered one of the houses in the area. Police arrested AH, 19, jobless, a Comoros national, and HI, 21, Emirati student, both of whom had criminal records.

The accused admitted to the crime besides other similar offences they had committed. The victim recognised his attackers from whom police confiscated his mobile phone.

The Court will reconvene on February 9.