Burglars wear medical masks to break into Dubai villa


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Dubai: A man who was attacked by burglars at his home in Dubai, claimed they were wearing surgical masks to hide their identity.

The Dubai Magistrates’ Court heard on Sunday that in August this year, three Pakistani men broke into a villa in the Bur Dubai area and assaulted residents with a metal bar to steal several items.

The 33-year-old Indian victim said he was sleeping at night when the electricity was cut and later three men attacked him. “They wore medical masks. One of them muzzled me and the second attacked me with a metal bar. I tried to resist but they overpowered me. I pulled off the mask of one of the attackers and saw his face, ”the Indian victim said in the archives.

The attackers placed a plastic bag over the victim’s face and muzzled his mouth with duct tape. They stole his laptop, cell phone, money and credit cards. “I managed to remove the plastic bag and the duct tape and walk out of the room. I went to my roommate and tried to chase the attackers away.


A police patrol arrested one of the attackers who was identified by the victim as he saw his face when he removed the mask. The other burglars are still on the run.

The Dubai public prosecutor’s office accused the Pakistani accused of 25 years of theft and physical assault on the victim. The next hearing is scheduled for December 9.


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