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Russians held in Dubai for $500,000 theft

world Updated: Mar 21, 2012 07:50 IST

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Two Russian nationals have been arrested in Dubai for stealing $500,000 from a money transfer company.

According to Dubai-based Khaleej Times Online, an employee of the company -- a woman who was attacked by the robbers last week -- said that she was in the locker room when the two men stormed in and assaulted her with a taser.

Local chief investigator Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri said the thieves had received directions from a Russian employee at the firm, who was caught after giving contradictory information during interrogation.

"He confessed that he helped the two by giving them information on the safe, when the money would arrive in the office, an the time the manager would be alone there," Mansouri said.

The thieves were caught while splitting the stolen money in a hotel in Dubai.