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Man jailed seven years for committing robbery

9:40pm 24/02/2016 Raimrod Usop 4 views Crime & Court,Local


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

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