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Eight years jail and three lashes for committing group robbery


TAWAU: A man with no identification document was sentenced eight years jail and three lashes of the rotan  by the Sessions Court, for robbing a woman off her wallet.

Abd Razak Karim, 26, pleaded guilty before Judge Amir Shah Hamzah for the offense committed with his two other friends who were still at large, where they robbed Darmi Talele, 54, off her wallet near her domicile at Taman Tawau Lama, Batu 2 ½ Jalan Apas, around 4.20am, in 15 January.

According to the facts of case, the victim was robbed by a masked man (the accused) who suddenly approached her when she disembarked from her car to close the door gate before heading to the market.

The accused then threatened the victim with a 2-inch knife and ordered her to remain silent before robbing her wallet containing Mykad and RM800 cash and fled with his two other friends through a hole on the fence of the housing area.

Abd Razak was charged under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of up to 20 years jail and caning, if found guilty.

ASP Rozelina Baharuddin prosecuted for PDRM. -SayangSabah


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