Blackberry theft costs man six months in jail

An appeals court in the eastern town of Khor Fakkan sentenced an Emirati to six months in prison for stealing a Blackberry mobile phone from another man, press reports said on Thursday.

Police tracking the stolen handset arrested the boy, AMA, who confessed to pinching the phone from a car parked near a supermarket in the city.

A court had earlier sentenced the defendant to two years in jail, prompting him to appeal the verdict.

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