Al Hajiri praised the heroic act by Hamdi Bhansi, senior officer, public health inspection, health control section, health and safety department, Dubai Municipality.
Realising the European tourist and his wife had been robbed of her handbag by three men of Asian origin, Banshi chased the thieves down and returned the bag to the holidaying couple. He was also able to catch hold of one of the thieves, who was later arrested by Dubai Police.
Al Hajiri commented, “This courage and dignity should be taken as an example and a model for all.”
Bhansi described his act as a reflection of tolerance in the UAE community.