Jobless man admits to robbing jewellery
A 29-year-old jobless Romanian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the Court of First Instance to the charge of robbery of more than Dh244,000 worth of jewellery from a shop in the Naif area after spraying teargas on a salesman.
The salesman, a 27-year-old Indian, told the prosecutor that the incident happened in July 2007 when the defendant came to his shop in Gold Souq. It happened around 10am and the defendant asked him to show a box of 100 gold rings.
A police officer said that they recovered part of the jewellery from the defendant’s accomplices.
One of them said that he knew that the accused was planning the robbery and was keeping a teargas for that purpose. On that day, he dropped him at the Gold Souq, he said.
He admitted that the accused came to his flat after the robbery and gave him and a woman 22 gold rings. The criminal lab report showed that the DNA lifted from the shop matched with the defendant’s.