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Posted On: 30 July 2009 02:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Four who stole a safe jailed for three years

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Four Sri Lankan workers have been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment followed by deportation for stealing a safe containing QR3,000, nine passports of employees, a chequebook and a mobile handset. According to the charge sheet, the four accused men broke the lock of an office in Aziziya area on August 18, 2008, using a screwdriver. The office manager told the police that he found the safe missing and things in the office scattered when he came to the office on August 18. A police officer told the court that the accused confessed the crime after they were arrested in another theft case. “They confessed that they carried the safe in a pickup to the Industrial Area where they broke its lock and shared the QR3,000 among them.” After two months of the robbery, the accused led the police to the place where they had abandoned the safe and the passports of two Syrians and two Sri Lankans. The money was also recovered from them. However, the accused denied the charges in the courtroom, but Presiding Judge Mamon Hamour said that their confessions to the investigating agencies were “coherent enough, especially that each one of them gave details of his role in the theft.” The accused can appeal against the ruling in a higher court.