Lankan driver arrested over theft

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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)
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  • Gam Pappa Monday, 15 October 2012 12:34 PM

    In Dubai, he may have to pay a fine or Jail or departure, thats it, nothing more.

    Lalindra Monday, 15 October 2012 06:52 AM

    Beware as this happens in Sri Lanka too, especially with the three wheelers. Never for a moment leave any valuables in a tuk tuk and step away, as they will drive away without a moment's hesitation.

    malkanthi Monday, 15 October 2012 06:59 AM

    Sri Lankan style robbery is going to cost his head!

    Neva gnth ban choon Monday, 15 October 2012 08:18 AM

    In Sri Lanka too we should have the harsh laws to prevent crime, child molestation, drug peddling etc.

    Paul Albert Monday, 15 October 2012 03:13 PM

    But that fellow created bad image for the country ?
    it doesn,t strike you ?

    ifammohamed111 Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:28 AM

    he might have thought Dubai police as sri lankan police and not knew that they are highly efficient and equipped with state of art technologies to nab the criminals within hours of the crime. he will be deported after serving his jail term for this

    John Monday, 15 October 2012 09:15 AM

    We have all the laws and more - its the will to enforce thats needed.

    funnyhaha Monday, 15 October 2012 04:23 PM

    another wonder of Asia

    Jesus Monday, 15 October 2012 09:33 AM

    Mervin silva

    Jayasiri Monday, 15 October 2012 09:55 AM

    He should not be allowed to travel to any country after he pays his fee which would cost his both hands.

    The Judge Monday, 15 October 2012 10:22 AM

    He must be punished there, as well as on arrival in Sri Lanka

    sirisena Monday, 15 October 2012 10:30 AM

    Apey sama-harak yana thana hora weda. Katha purudda atha arinna baha.

    Ali Monday, 15 October 2012 11:23 AM

    Proud to be a Sri lankan...yana yana thanna Chorra thamai..


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