• Bassam Radi, Managing Editor

Five jailed in UAE for stealing Dh65,000, cigarette packs from warehouse

All of them will be deported after their jail term.

An Ajman court has sentenced five Asians to one year each in jail for breaking into a foodstuff warehouse and stealing Dh65,000, cigarette packets and energy drinks. All of them will be deported after their jail term.

According to the court records, the complainant, owner of a foodstuff trading company, reported to the police that there was a burglary incident at his warehouse. While reviewing the surveillance cameras, he saw three people breaking open the door of the warehouse and then, destroying the camera.

It was found that large quantities of cigarette packets and energy drinks were stolen by the burglars, in addition to an amount of Dh65,000, which was kept inside a table drawer.

Following an investigation, the police managed to arrest all the suspects. According to the police, the first accused made an agreement with one of the others to bring three accomplices and rob a warehouse in the Ajman industrial area. He also reached an agreement that he would buy the stolen goods from them for Dh26,500.

The four gang members reached the warehouse and three of them carried out the robbery while the other waited outside to keep surveillance. The third defendant admitted to the crime and said the gang members divided the stolen money among them.

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