Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Filipino mugging suspect in UAE stabs 2 cops arresting him

A Filipino national wanted for a mugging in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December stabbed two policemen who were trying to arrest him, a report of the news site Khaleej Times said on Tuesday.

Khaleej Times witheld the identity of the Filipino but said he was a mechanic for a well-known car company.

The mugging suspect now faces charges of theft and attempted murder before the Dubai Public Prosecution, the report said.

An investigation showed the Filipino was tagged in a mugging incident in Al Butaina area of Dubai on December 28.

A Filipino witness told the police he saw an Asian aged 25 to 30 carrying a knife and a woman’s bag near a cafeteria.

The witness also said he saw the woman victim lying in the parking area of a building.

The victim asked him to call the police, the witness said.

The police found the woman with a serious stab wound in her stomach. 

She said her attacker fled with her bag which contained money and her mobile phone.

The 27-year-old woman, who works as a secretary in a law firm, was rushed to a hospital.

A police team formed to investigate the case learned the woman’s attacker was a Filipino who worked as a mechanic in a famous car company.

The police initially did not find the suspect in his workplace or his house.

However, on January 25, the team learned the suspect was seen in Abu Dhabi.

The team then coordinated with the Abu Dhabi Police to arrest him.

Police officers spotted the suspect near a residential building and tried to arrest him.

However, the suspect reportedly stabbed two policemen and stole a car to escape from the police.

The police gave chase and managed to arrest the suspect, the report said. – VVP, GMANews.TV

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