A Sri Lankan taxi driver apparently could not resist the temptation of the large bag held by a Saudi woman when she hired him at Dubai’s airport.
Just as she stepped out of the car near her rented apartment in Barsha, he sped away with the bag.
The bag turned out to be big loot as it contained a laptop and an Ipad device worth more than Dh4,300, which he sent to his family in his home country.
But the driver’s joy was short-lived as he had apparently did not realize that taxi cabs leaving the airport can be tracked down by the police. A few days after the woman reported the theft, the driver was nabbed.
“The woman told police that as she stepped out of the car near her flat in Barsha, the driver hurried in and drove away with the bag,” Emirat Alyoum daily said, adding that the unnamed driver has been referred to court by the prosecutor. (Source: Emirates 24/7)