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Dubai storekeeper steals surgical gloves

Dubai storekeeper steals surgical gloves

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Dubai: A Dubai medical storekeeper has been accused of stealing 28 boxes of surgical gloves during COVID-19.

The Dubai Court of First Instance heard that the 43-year-old Indian defendant, who works for a government department, stole the boxes — worth Dh8,400 — in May and June this year.

According to official records, the defendant contacted an owner of a medical supply company offering to sell the boxes. However, she informed the government department, who asked her to help Dubai Police in setting a trap for the defendant.

An official at the government department testified that the defendant has been working as a storekeeper since 2010 and he had the key to the store.

“I’m shocked when I heard what he did and don’t know how he took the boxes. He caused damages worth Dh8,400,” the official said, according to official records.

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Dubai Police arrested the storekeeper and recovered the boxes. Dubai Public Prosecution charged the defendant with embezzlement.

A verdict will be on September 16.

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