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Men tried to steal Dh10m from armoured bank lorry, Dubai court hears

DUBAI// Three men attempted to steal Dh10 million from an armoured lorry after stabbing one of the security guards in the stomach.

At 9pm on August 24 last year, the vehicle stopped near a bank in the Baniyas neighbourhood. Two of the Nigerian defendants waited until one of the guards was leaving the bank with the money then attacked him.

“I headed to the bank while my two other colleagues remained in the car. When I was attacked I quickly threw the money inside and the driver locked the vehicle, while my third colleague ran away and called police,” said the 41-year-old Indian victim, adding the men ran off after failing to force open one the vehicle’s doors.

The three defendants, aged between 25 and 27, were arrested on September 5. They were charged with attempted armed robbery while a fourth man, aged 25, was charged with aiding and abetting by driving the getaway car.

At Dubai Criminal Court, all four denied the charges.

The next hearing will be on January 29.

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