Arrested for robbing million dirhams

23 May 2011 06:57 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Sri Lankan driver has been arrested for allegedly robbing about a million dirhams from his employer, reported 'Emarat Al Youm'. Dubai Police received a complaint report from a British businessman who claimed that his driver has run away with the stolen money.

Apparently he had been hired just four days earlier and was not the the victim's sponsorship yet.

The businessman withdrew Dh1m from one of the exchange companies ad then proceeded to another company to finish measome work. He had left the amount in the car. He was shocked to find the car missing on his return.

Dubai Police launched a massive hunt immediately and the car was found in the neighbouring emirate. But the driver was at large. The police then alerted all exit points in the UAE. And he was sucessfully arrested while attempting to leave the country through Sharjah Airport. He was trying to use another passport.

In co-ordination with the Sharjah Police, the accused was arrested. On interrogation, he admitted to committing the crime.

The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution.

The British businessman is accused of violating the labour law by hiring a driver who is not on his sponsorship. (Emirates 24/7)

  Comments - 10

  • S. Aran Johnny Monday, 23 May 2011 07:20 AM

    These incidents are becoming more frequent. These selfish thieves will make it difficult for law-abiding Sri Lankans to get jobs in the future.

    udarata menike Monday, 23 May 2011 07:56 AM

    should be punished severly

    Musthafa Monday, 23 May 2011 07:51 AM

    give bad face to all Sri Lankans working in Gulf

    pasha Monday, 23 May 2011 08:12 AM

    arabs are in human to arrest this innocent srilankan

    Michael Van Hoff Monday, 23 May 2011 08:47 AM

    A thieve is a thieve nothing innocent in it should be punished

    The UNDERTAKER Monday, 23 May 2011 09:56 AM

    Should be rested in peices in jail forever

    Hassan Monday, 23 May 2011 11:45 AM

    looking for fast money will not live long.

    siddiq Monday, 23 May 2011 01:23 PM

    I think he should have his hand cut so that others dont resort to this type of crimes

    Gayan Monday, 23 May 2011 01:41 PM

    Will he start a hunger strike ?

    Thomas Monday, 23 May 2011 04:52 PM

    ROB in Sri Lanka, NOT in foreign countries. There the laws are stringent, CANNOT ESCAPE.

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