Warehouse security guard stole items worth Dh45,000, Dubai court hears

Bangladeshi M S, 33, took a flour dough mixer, scaffolding, aluminium doors and windows from a warehouse in Al Rashidiya that was owned by his Emirati employer, A A, prosecutors said.

DUBAI // A security guard stole items worth Dh45,000 from his employer, the Dubai Criminal Court has heard.

Bangladeshi M S, 33, took a flour dough mixer, scaffolding, aluminium doors and windows from a warehouse in Al Rashidiya that was owned by his Emirati employer, A A, prosecutors said.

The defendant admitted to the crime in court. On January 29, M S called his employer and said that while he had gone to perform prayers, the warehouse was robbed, said A A, 65.

His employer then visited the warehouse and concluded that the items could not have been stolen at once in such a short period while M S was praying, A A told prosecutors.

“I asked him, but he denied his involvement,” said A A, who then began questioning workers at a warehouse near by.

A A said that all the workers said they saw M S stealing machinery and other items from the warehouse on different occasions, according to court records.

“When police came he confessed to them that he had been stealing goods and selling them to a man in Sharjah,” said A A.

Police arrested the buyer when he came to meet M S after police asked him to contact him.

J B, 26, also from Bangladesh, was charged with possessing stolen items, which he denied in court on Thursday, saying he did not know they were stolen.

“He sold me a dough mixer for Dh130 and I sold it for Dh150 when it is worth at least Dh800,” he told the judge when he was asked about the mixer’s value.

A verdict will be issued on March 30.

salamir@thenational.ae

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