A resident and five men whom he flew in from overseas have been accused of forming a gang and breaking into unoccupied villas to loot cash and valuables, a court heard on Thursday.
An Emirati housewife was said to have accompanied her sick son to Thailand on a medical trip and, while she was abroad, one of the servants at her villa notified her that her residence had been burgled in May 2016.
On her return home, the housewife discovered that cash and valuables worth thousands of dirhams were missing from her residence.
After she reported the matter to the Dubai Police, primary interrogations and crime scene investigators identified a 48-year-old Sri Lankan who was suspected to have been involved in the break-in and heist that happened in Oudh Al Mutaina villa.
Police apprehended the 48-year-old and he led them to four of his countrymen, aged between 27 and 36.