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13 April 2024

Two admit to punching woman and grabbing her bag

By Eman Al Baik

Two Nigerians allegedly punched an Iranian woman in the face, stole her bag and ran away, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

MI, 40, told the Prosecution that while she was returning home late one night, she happened to pass by a couple of men. "One of them walked towards me and the other  punched me in the face...I fell down and he grabbed by bag and ran away."

Some people gathered around and took her to the hospital, said policeman investigating the case.

The cop said, following a tip-off about an African with forged credit cards, one person was arrested from Century Mall. Police confiscated stolen credit cards and a mobile phone from his house.

This arrested person also confessed that he along with another person had attacked a woman at night and grabbed her bag. 

The victim recognised the attackers.

BMS, 31, sales director and OA, 29, visitor; have been charged with stealing a bag worth Dh300, a mobile phone worth Dh900 and a purse containing Dh1,259.

QA is also charged with impersonation as he gave a different name when questioned by police initially.

The court adjourned the case for verdict until January 30.