Man who stole 8,312 memory cards from Dubai shop has two-year sentence upheld

Nigerian admitted to stealing the devices, worth more than Dh125,000, after he was found to be already in police custody in relation to another robbery.

DUBAI // A man who broke into a mobile phone shop and stole more than Dh125,000 worth of memory cards has had his two-year jail sentence upheld by Dubai Court of Appeal.

Unemployed Nigerian A Z, 22, confessed in September to taking 8,312 memory cards.

Records show that on September 1 last year, the owner of the mobile shop saw the door to his shop broken and called police.

“It was 9am. I checked the items inside and found that 8,312 memory cards of different capacities worth Dh127,567 were stolen,” said Iranian K A, 51.

“I checked the cameras I had in the shop and saw an African man carrying out the robbery at exactly 4.53am.”

The Nigerian was found to be already detained in relation to a different robbery. He was questioned and confessed to stealing the cards, with the help of another man, who remains at large.

He will be deported after completing his jail term.

Published: December 18, 2014 04:00 AM