A QATARI man is charged with impersonating a policeman in order to steal QR3,840 from Bangladeshi laborers.
According to the expatriate workers, the 44-year-old man carried out the crime one afternoon in late January.
They told investigators the accused had twice entered the workers’ camp claiming to be a policeman. On the first occasion he left without incident, but on the second visit he walked into an open room and found a computer.
He claimed the machine was illegal because indecent material could be found on the Net. The Qatari, who works for a ministry, then allegedly searched through some drawers and ‘confiscated’ the money.
Five weeks later, one of the laborers saw the man driving a car in al-Kahraba Street. He made a note of the number plate and contacted the police. In a subsequent identity parade, the workers recognized the man and he was charged with theft and impersonating a police officer.
The man will stand trial later this month.
Source: Gulf Times