ABU DHABI, UAE – An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was arrested for trying to rob a money exchange center in Abu Dhabi, a statement by the police on Saturday said.
The 54-year-old Filipino, who has not been named, reportedly used a rock and a pepper spray in his failed attempt to rob the establishment, according to a Gulf News article.
The man, wearing a mask, allegedly used the rock to break the counter glass and the pepper spray to attack the cashier.
He was later caught at his wife’s residence following a successful manhunt operation.
“The suspect was surprised to be caught in his wife’s house as police quickly identified him and reached his residence, although he was wearing a mask,” The National quoted Col. Dr. Rashid Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department at Abu Dhabi Police, as saying.
When questioned about his failed attempt, the Filipino said he was desperate for cash.
He also admitted to carrying a knife which he used to threaten the money exchange employee.