The Sharjah Police on Wednesday arrested an Ethiopian maid for allegedly stealing gold jewellery worth Dh45,000 from her employer’s house in Khorfakkan.
The police said they received a complaint from the Emirati employer of the maid about the theft. The Anjad patrol, CID and forensic experts went to the house and lifted the fingerprints and other pieces of evidence.
The police suspected the maid who initially denied any involvement, but after she was confronted with the evidence, she admitted to the crime. She told the police that she used to clean the room of her employer’s wife and had seen the jewellery, which she stole.
The jewellery has been recovered and returned to the family. The case has been referred to the Public Prosecution. The police warned people against leaving valuables like gold in the hands of maids or domestic servants, who would be tempted to steal them.