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Five Sri Lankans on Trial in Dubai for Stealing over Rs 2mn

DUBAI: Five Sri Lankans are facing a court trial for stealing cash and jewellery worth of 2.1 million Sri Lankan rupees.

An Emirati Court heard the case of five Sri Lankan citizens who allegedly broke into a villa in Dubai and stole cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 2.1 million (Dh 50,000).

According to Khaleej Times reported, the production alleged in the court that the five Sri Lankans, aged between 29 and 49, broke into a villa in Mirdif area after breaking the locks and robbed valuables.

“On July 8, 2016, I was out of the UAE on my annual leave, and three days later, I received a phone call from my villa gardener. He asked whether I had left the main door open and left a chair outside,” the 50-year-old Pakistani complainant, a professor, said.

“I told my nephew, who lived in Ajman, to check on the villa. He then informed me that the villa had been burglarized. He found the place in a mess and the doors had been broken.”

“I came back five days later and found that our gold and diamond jewellery was missing. The stolen valuables were worth Dh50,000.”

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