Dubai taxi driver fled with passenger’s laptop, smartphone and passport, court hears


By Salam Al Amir

DUBAI // A taxi driver stole Dh7,000 worth of a passenger’s goods, a court heard.

Pakistani driver W A, 26, drove off with her bag containing a laptop, smartphone and her passport, among other items, after she had asked him to wait for her.

Uzbeki A A, 39, took a taxi from the Royal Falcon Hotel in Dubai on October 28.

“I kept my laptop next to me and on the way I asked the driver to stop near a supermarket,” she said.

She wrote down the taxi’s plate number as she walked towards the supermarket in Al Baraha. But when she returned five minutes later, the driver had fled.

Police arrested the driver, who confessed to taking advantage of the woman, leaving the cab and fleeing with her belongings. More info

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