(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The husband has been accused of using force and stealing money a gold key holder and an expensive watch worth dh20000.
a lebanese woman who plotted with her husband in beirut to rob her elderly sponsor in dubai is on trial. so is her husband who arrived in dubai on march 14 a day before the robbery.
on monday the 40-year-old woman was charged in the court of first instance with inciting the robbery by telling her husband where her sponsor a 75-year-old saudi trader kept his valuables in his villa in jebel ali.
the husband has been accused of using force and stealing money a gold key holder and an expensive watch worth dh20000.
the stolen money included dh143000 11000 and malaysian ringgits. the couple pleaded guilty to the charges.
the woman admitted during investigation that she had planned the robbery. she had asked her husband to come to dubai telling him when and how he could enter the villa.
on march 15 she sent him a text message saying she was going out with the chauffeur for shopping and the septuagenarian would be alone in the villa. she also told him the safe was in the trader’s office on the ground floor and its key would be on a table.
then she left the villa gate open for him. however when the husband reached the place he ran into the villa owner unexpectedly.
the trader said he had heard a noise in the garage and had come to see what it was.
as the intruder sprayed him with a chemical substance he grabbed the man’s shirt and was punched in return causing his nose to bleed.
the lebanese then tied the victim up and stole the cash from the safe. before leaving he also prised off the watch from the bound victim’s wrist. when his wife returned she found her sponsor bleeding.
on being freed the victim called a friend who immediately informed the police.
the woman was taken to the police station where she confessed she had engineered the robbery. subsequently her husband was arrested at the dubai international airport while trying to board a flight. the court will give its verdict on june 19.