Jewellery robbery earns one-year sentence for three men

They cut through the ceiling of the store manager's office but set off alarms, prosecutors say.

DUBAI // Three men who confessed to robbing a Jewelry store by sawing through its ceiling were each sentenced to one year in prison this morning.

The three Bangladeshis, MR, 30, MB, 30 and BH, 33, who are all laborers rented a first floor apartment in the Rifaa district located above the offices of Viral Jewellers.

The men cut the electric power between 1.30 and 4.30am to switch off the motion sensors, cut through their floor sneaked into the store manager's office, which was on the mezzanine floor, prosecution records show.

The defendants covered the security cameras with towels and stole two laptops and some jewelry valued at Dh6,700.

But when they attempted to break out of the office, the alarms were set off and police arrived soon afterwards.

The Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance also ordered the men to be deported after serving their jail terms.