Two Filipino electricians faced a trial court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last weekend for stealing power cables worth Dh47,900 (P607,211) last August.
A report on UAE-based Khaleej Times described the two defendants, who are in their 40s, as an assistant electrician and an assistant foreman.
Both Filipinos stood trial in the Court of First Instance on charges of attempted theft and damage of a cable on Nov. 15.
A Yemeni police officer told the prosecutors that at about 1 a.m. of August 4, one of the defendants even called the Port Police Station to report a theft.
“He wanted to inform the police about a theft that took place on Jumeirah Palm Island," the police officer stated.
Police found out the theft took place in Marina 2 building, where the workers left two cables belonging to the company affected by the incident.
Also, workers there said the cable has gone missing since August 3, when they tried to move it to the company’s warehouse.
“We suspected they were the ones who stole the cable because they were in charge of installing the line in the same site," the Yemeni police officer said.
When questioned by police, the two electricians allegedly admitted to having planned to steal the cable when they received an order to move it to the company’s site in Jebel Ali.
They said they cut and hid it inside a garage belonging to their company.- GMANews.TV