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14 April 2024

Impersonators raided homes of single women


Two fraudsters, who allegedly impersonated security men and carried out raids on places where single women lived, will be produced shortly before the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court to stand trial on many counts including infringement of the sanctity of places of residence.

The public prosecution has referred the two accused to the court after they confessed to their crimes during investigation.

The prosecution records showed that the first accused, had completed an intensive training progamme for sting raids as part of his work as a policeman. He teamed up with an accomplice and started to target housing units in Al Ain City, especially where working women from far eastern countries lived.

Upon entering their homes without permission, the two used to question them about their works and even their ways of life pretending as security officers tasked with raiding illegal workers.

On one such ill-fated day, the duo entered the house of a lady, who was not able to understand Arabic and sought the help of an Arab neighbour. While acting as an interpreter between the lady and the 'inspectors', the Arab man smelt some foul play in their behaviour and immediately tipped off the police.

The police arrived in no time and arrested the imposters.