Dubai tourist steals Dh7,600 from a woman in less than an hour of their meeting

He invited her  for Dinner.

A 27-year-old man stood trial at a Dubai court after a woman accused him of inviting her over dinner at his hotel room and robbing her of Dh7,600.

The Jordanian man on a visit visa denied the robbery charge at the Court of First Instance.

The complainant, a 28-year-old Dominican Republic national, said she had met the defendant on virtual chat about one hour prior to the incident.

“He claimed he did not speak English. But he invited me to dinner at the hotel room where he stayed.”

He welcomed her into his room and shortly later asked whether she had any money.

“I would not give him any. He then told me about his desire to have sex with me. My reply was also negative and as I was about to leave, he grabbed me by force and snatched my purse and stole my money,” she said during the public prosecution investigation.

The woman had to call the hotel security after the defendant locked himself up inside the bathroom.

She claimed that he stole Dh7,700 from her.

An Indian security guard said the two parties arrived at the reception then went to the defendant’s room.

“About 15 minutes later, the woman came down claiming that the guest had stolen Dh8,000 from her. I got up with a reception employee to his room and found the woman’s purse and shoes outside.”

When the hotel staff knocked on his door, the defendant came out but denied having taken any money from the complainant. The accused could not also work out any solution to the problem with her, which prompted her to call the police.

When the police arrived and searched the defendant’s room, they found Dh7,600 with him.

The court will hand down a ruling on December 27.



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