KOTA KINABALU: A man was sentenced to seven years jail by the Sessions Court, today, for robbing a woman.
Fauzi Sazali, 20, was brought before Judge Indra Hj. Ayub for the charge of robbing handbag, ring, and a mobile phone belonged to the victim and for inflicting injury.
He committed the crime at Lorong Lengkok, Likas, at 5.15pm in 3 December last year.
Fauzi was charged under Section 394 of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of up to 20 years jail maximum and a fine or caning.
According to the case fact, a police report was made by the victim claiming that the accused snatched her handbag which she put inside a car while she went to a convenience store.
The victim noticed the incident and immediately attempted to chase the accused, but she failed after falling and injuring herself.
In mitigation, the accused pleaded for a lighter sentence and said he regretted committing the crime.
However, the prosecution led by Vice Prosecutor Mohd Khairuddin Idris applied for a heavier punishment. -SayangSabah