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May. 22, 19 | 12:59 pm

A man and a woman, both Emiratis, have been arrested for posing as cops and confining a Filipino worker inside their car with intent to rob.

The Dubai Court of First Instance heard the case of the two Emiratis who intercepted the Filipino. The male defendant claimed to be a CID officer, it was gathered.

It was also learned that the male suspect that he will take the Filipino to the police station for public intoxication and asked the latter to get in their car.

The incident took place on February 7 and was reported at Bur Dubai police station.

During the court proceedings, the Filipino said he was in Jumeirah at around 2:30 in the afternoon when a car stopped in front of him.

After he stepped in the car, the male defendant told the Filipino to give him his wallet and then asked him if he is under the influence of alcohol.

When the Filipino said no, the male defendant then threw his wallet out of the window and told the Filipino man to pick it up.

The victim realized that the Emirati man took the money from his wallet and immediately went to the police station to file a report.

The Emirati man and his female accomplice face charges of illegal confinement and robbery. The man has also been charged with physical assault and impersonation of a police officer.

Upon arrest, the two defendants confessed to the charges.

The trial will continue on June 13.

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