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Emirati actress thanks police after stolen handbag found in Paris

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An Emirati actress has thanked police after finding a purse and passport stolen from her in Paris.

Mahira Abdel Aziz said a bag containing her passport, mobile phone and credit cards disappeared from the toilets at Orly airport on August 20.

The 34-year-old, who starred in the Arabic-language thriller The platform on Netflix, used an app to track the AirPods that were in his bag.

“All my social media and payments are connected to my cell phone. I posted these videos with the help of a friend because I know many were trying to reach me, especially on WhatsApp,” he said. she said in a video on Twitter.

A big thank you to them and to all those who helped me to recover my objects

Mahira Abdelaziz

After filing a complaint with police at the French airport, she was told there was no access to CCTV cameras at the weekend.

“I told them that the first person who entered the toilet after accidentally forgetting my bag was the cleaning lady – and I asked the police to question her, but they didn’t,” Abdel Aziz said.

“I tracked my AirPods and informed them of the location, but they said [they were] In another town.

When she contacted the UAE embassy in Paris, she was assured that an emergency passport would be issued within three days to allow her to return home.

On Tuesday, Dubai police attempted to call him, then texted him on WhatsApp saying they were following up the issue with local police in France.

Abdel Aziz said agents had contacted French police and the head of security at Orly airport. French officers investigated the matter further and viewed camera footage.

A suspect was seen throwing the passport outside the airport.

After recovering the passport, officers tracked down the suspect nearly two hours from Paris.

The woman was questioned and the bag and all the items it contained were returned to Abdel Aziz, hours before she boarded a plane for Dubai.

“Thank you so much Dubai Police for being concerned and following up while I’m out of the country,” Abdel Aziz said. “A big thank you to them and everyone who helped me get my items back.”

“I also thank the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in France and Her Excellency Hend Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in France.

“Thank you for everything you have done. You have played a big part in encouraging more interest from the French police, which I did not understand at first.

Ms Al Otaiba thanked Abdel Aziz for his “good words” on Twitter.

Updated: August 28, 2022, 11:16 a.m.