Two men charged over Dh3m cash theft

Pair 'used fake police IDs to fool the victims'

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Two men claiming to be police officers stole more than Dh3 million in cash, Dubai Criminal Court has heard.

Prosecutors said the pair – an Emirati, 39, and a Syrian, 38 – used fake IDs as part of a scam to rob two Pakistani men.

They said the victims were outside a supermarket in the city when they were approached by the defendants driving a Toyota Land Cruiser.

They were told they were being investigated for financial crimes and were taken to Jebel Ali. It is not known why they were carrying so much money.

“They told us they were CID officers and there was a case against us in Abu Dhabi,” one of the men told the hearing.

The two defendants were charged with impersonating police officers, theft and kidnapping.

Both denied the charges against them and the hearing was adjourned until April 2.

Police recovered Dh500,000 of the stolen money.