The Doha Criminal Court has sentenced two expatriate women to six months in jail under charges of stealing some gold and jewellery items from a shop at Souq Waqif.

According to the local Arabic daily Arrayah, the court has also ordered their deportation upon serving their sentence.

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The accused were in fact, spotted on the video recording of the surveillance camera of the shop, stealing some pieces of gold before they left.

Investigation reports reveal that the two entered the shop claiming they wanted to buy some jewellery and started to try on items. While the saleswoman was attending to them, they hid some of the pieces in their handbags and left the shop.