Their original plan was to flee the country within two hours from the robbery with the use of fake passports.
April 28, 2018: A driver of a money transportation vehicle and his two friends – all Pakistanis – stood trial at a Dubai court on the charge of stealing more than Dh14 million from his workplace. They are accused of stealing 10 ATM boxes containing over Dh14 million.
Four other Pakistanis are accused of aiding and abetting them by helping in the transfer of the huge amounts of cash to Pakistan. One of them, who worked at a money exchange office, came to the UAE with a compatriot, on visit visas. An accomplice booked hotel rooms for their short stay.
The accomplices were also to help the thieves escape the UAE with forged passports. They all faced charges of breach of trust and embezzlement of public funds and criminal complicity at the Court of First Instance.
The first accused, 27, admitted during investigation that their original plan was to flee the country within two hours from the robbery with the use of fake passports.
One of the police secret sources tipped them off that the three wanted men were at a house in Sharjah Industrial area. Around 5pm the next day, the police nabbed the three men. All the seven accused, aged between 27 and 48, have been placed in detention.