The culprit broke into the home of a former policeman while he was out of the country
A 35-year-old Arab man is facing trial at the Dubai Criminal Court for breaking into a villa in Dubai and stealing a safe containing Dh45,000, Rolex watches and mobile homes.
The defendant also faces charges of assaulting police officers and obstructing them in the performance of their duties.
According to police reports, the owner of the villa, a former police officer, had filed a complaint in July at the Al Raffa police station, stating that there had been a robbery at his house in the area of Al Mankhool when he was out of the country. The door to his house was broken and the safe was missing.
A CID team was assigned to investigate a wave of robberies that had occurred in villas in the area. After an intense search, the team managed to identify and arrest the suspect who was found wandering around the area during the night.
When stopped by the police, the culprit resisted arrest and also injured one of the officers in the process. During the interrogation he confessed to having committed the robberies in the area.