A man is in court in Dubai after being caught on security camera footage stealing AED81,000 from a hotel guest’s safe.
The man was working as an assistant security manager at the time of the arrest. The 35-year-old African man confessed to the crime last year, admitting he entered the room of a European female guest while she was out of the country.
He found the safe, opened it and initially stole 4,500 Euros. He then went back a week later to steal the rest of the cash including Euros, Dirhams and Dollars. Most of the money was sent back to his family while the rest was spent in Dubai.
The man had been working at the hotel for two years on a monthly salary of AED10,000.
The Dubai guard was caught when the hotel guest returned and complained to the hotel that her money had been stolen. The accused denied it was him until CCTV footage showed him entering the room.
And an investigation by Public Prosecution revealed that this wasn’t his first rodeo as he had previously stolen cash from an Asian guest.