Dubai: Man shares crime blame to be with friend

Gulf News, United Arab Emirates
May 1 2004

Man shares crime blame to be with friend

By Bassam Za’za’

Staff Reporter

Dubai: Two friends demonstrated what loyalty is all about when the
Dubai Court of First Instance gave them both four months in jail for
stealing video cameras worth Dh6,000.

The court heard that on March 3 a manager of an electronics company at
Jebel Ali Port reported to police that two video cameras were missing
from the warehouse.

Police probe revealed that the thieves, both Armenians, had taken a
regular customer to the company showroom to look at the goods. While
there, D.J., 32, stole the cameras but the equipment was recovered at
the gates on their way out.

Under questioning, D.J. confessed to the crime. He admitted hiding the
two cameras under his clothes without his friend’s knowledge.

However, bizarrely, his friend, A.S., 31, also a visitor to Dubai,
admitted that he, too, had been involved in the theft. He insisted he
should face similar punishment as he did not want his buddy to stay in
jail alone.

The court found the two men guilty of attempted theft.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS