The First Circuit of the Misdemeanour Court, Ras Al Khaimah, has sentenced an Asian man to 18 months in jail, followed by deportation, after he was found guilty of committing 10 robberies.
The accused stole copper electric wires from several trading companies and buildings under construction in the emirate.
As per court records, the case dates back to early this year, when the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers of the RAK Police arrested the accused red-handed while he was stealing electric cables from a trading company site.
The accused admitted to the crime during initial investigations. He also told the police about other electric cables he stole from another company. The suspect was referred to the RAK Public Prosecution for legal action, where he admitted to committing 10 similar robberies. The Court, presided by Chief Judge Fathi Al Qallaa convicted the accused of the charges levelled against him.
In another case, three Asian residents were accused of committing 49 robberies in different areas of RAK.
Court records show that the accused were nabbed red-handed while robbing a shop. The CID got information that the three suspects were seen frequenting expensive night clubs even though their monthly salaries were low. On being arrested the suspects pleaded guilty.