An African man, who stole a mobile phone from a shop while posing as a buyer, was nabbed by the Dubai Police within hours of the incident, while he was eyeing his next target. The mobile thief was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution.
On being informed that there had been a theft in a mobile shop on Al Mutaina Road, the cops leaped into action and rushed to the site. They found a swelling crowd outside the shop.
The complainant told the police that a Nigerian man entered his shop and asked him for a mobile phone. He got him distracted by requesting him to show more handsets. During the process, he stole a mobile phone worth Dh2,500. The complainant said it was only after the suspect left the shop that he discovered the theft.