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08 June 2023

Men get three years for robbing partying women

By Eman Al Baik

A Pakistani and two Emiratis have been sentenced to three years in jail for theft and forcibly entering another's property.

Recalling the incident, AS, 41, a visitor, told the court that on October 17, 2009, while she was entertaining her friends at home she heard someone knock her door at 2am. As they were not expecting anyone at that time, and it was evident the knock was on their door, the women were afraid. It was clear someone had opened the gate of the villa and entered their premises.

"Soon three men broke into the room. I ran hid inside the wardrobe. One of them dragged me out, threatened me with a knife and took my ring. Two others took a passport, mobile phones, golden bracelets and cash from the women," she testified.

No sooner than they left that she informed the police.

Police analysed fingerprints and matched it to ASA and FMA a fugitive.

Twenty-year-old ASA, an Emirati, was arrested. His DNA rest matched the blood sample collected from the victim's house. 

Their arrest led police to another gang member TIA, 33, a jobless Emirati, who is also accused of criminal complicity and cosuming alcohol.