"One of the man transferred the money to his wife, who passed it to a Turkish woman for safety."
Dubai, May 21 - A Dubai court has sentenced five people to jail for attacking and robbing an Indian expatriate of over 853,000 dirhams (around $232,315), a media report said.
The Indian salesman, 24, was punched and hit with a lamp before the assailants fled with his laptop bag that had 835,340 dirhams in cash, while he was about to take an elevator in Dubai's Naif area Jan 11 this year, The Khaleej Times reported Wednesday.
The Court of First Instance in Dubai sentenced three Azerbaijan nationals to three years in prison for attacking the salesman and robbing him after they admitted to the assault and robbery.
All the robbers will be deported after serving they serve their sentences.
Two of the attackers were arrested at the Dubai International Airport while trying to flee the country, and the third accomplice was arrested in Sharjah.
Two other women -- one from Turkey and the other from Azerbaijan -- were also given three-month jail term each for possessing the stolen cash.
One of the man transferred the money to his wife, who passed it to a Turkish woman for safety.
Police raided the Turkish woman's apartment and found the money hidden in a false ceiling, the report said.