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Two expats get jail term, deportation for stealing phone, Dh40 – News

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The tried to escape on a bicycle after committing the crime.

The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has sentenced two Asian young men to two years in jail after being found guilty of robbing a cell phone and Dh40.

The court, presided over by Chief Judge Sameh Shaker, also ordered the deportation of the two robbers after serving the jail term in full.

As per court records, the case unfolded when the duo stopped a worker while walking along his labour camp at the Jazira Al Hamra area, Ras Al Khaimah.

They first asked the worker to give them a light, but to his surprise, they toughly pushed him to the ground and robbed his cell phone and his wallet which contained Dh40.

The duo tried to escape the scene on their bicycle, but the victim held on to it tightly.

He caught one of the robbers who fell to the ground, while the other was caught by his fellow workers who responded to his call for help.

The RAK Police, alerted of the theft, immediately rushed to the scene and arrested the two robbers.

The two defendants were referred to the RAK public prosecution which charged them with assault and forced robbery.

The suspects admitted to their robbery before the RAK Criminal Court, adding that they were hoping to rob a bigger amount of money.

The court convicted the two robbers and gave them the jail term.



Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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