Student and cousin jailed for stealing motorbike

Armed robbers get six and three months respectively after taking bike from property of fellow Emirati.

DUBAI // Two Emirati cousins who broke into a house and stole a Yamaha Raptor motorbike have been jailed for three months and six months respectively on Thursday.

The bike’s Emirati owner, O A, was leaving home for work on the morning of December 19 last year when he called the police after finding the bike missing. The chain it was secured with had been sawn off.

“I noticed the back door to the house was forced open, so I knew we had been robbed,” said O A.

About 10 days later, police received word that the bike was parked at a house in Nad Al Hamar. Officers then took the bike to the police station, with M A subsequently demanding its return.

“We asked him [M A] for the ownership documents and he said he had lost them,” policeman M K, 26, told the court.

“After a long conversation, he confessed to stealing it along with his friend.”

M N, a student, told the Dubai Criminal Court earlier that he did not know M A.

The pair, however, did know each other because they were cousins, said M K, the officer.

Published: May 15, 2014 04:00 AM