Salesman who tried to force open safe after breaking into company office jailed

On August 31 last year, Indian FR, 24, smashed a toilet window at the Jebel Ali company with a hammer then crawled inside.

DUBAI // A salesman who caused Dh25,000 in damages to a trading company’s offices after breaking in and attempting to force open a safe has been locked up for six months.

On the night of August 31 last year, Indian FR, 24, smashed a toilet window at the Jebel Ali company with a hammer then crawled inside.

He sabotaged the surveillance system then tried to force open a safe but failed, after which he stole Dh2,000 in cash from a drawer in the accountant’s office.

MF, a 42-year-old company manager from India, said he discovered the break in at 6am the following day and called police.

“The repairs to the cameras alone cost us Dh15,000,” said MF, adding that FR had been responsible for taking orders and issuing bills and was aware of the company’s daily earnings, which he helped collect.

FR was arrested after officers examined blood samples taken from the scene. Records show that a hammer used in the break in was found in his possession and also had his blood on it.

Police and prosecutors said the salesman confessed to breaking into the company during questioning. However, he denied this in court last December.

FR was convicted and will be deported after serving his term.

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