Home > News > Regional
Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 8:09:03 AM
A KAZAKHSTAN national on a social visit pass has been jailed for 15 months for snatch theft and criminal intimidation.
Varichenko Kirill, 22, a model, admitted to using criminal force to steal a S$100 (RM258) wallet containing a driving licence, a Visa credit card, an ez-Link card and S$10 (RM25.80) from manicurist Yuka Maeda, 27, along Claymore Hill on Oct 7 last year.
He also admitted to threatening her by lifting up his shirt to show part of a toy gun and saying he would kill her if she did not give him her money.
The court heard that Maeda was walking along Claymore Hill at about 2.50am that day after work when Kirill approached her and asked for a cigarette.
After giving him a stick, Kirill lifted up his shirt to reveal part of his toy gun.
He told her: “I have a gun, I will kill you or you give me your money’’. Shocked and alarmed, Maeda took out her Michael Kors wallet. He grabbed the wallet, opened it and ran towards Pacific Plaza.
He heard the victim screaming: “I need my wallet, my cards and all’’, but he took a taxi back to his hotel.
Two days later, police spotted Kirill along Paterson Road, and he fitted the description provided by the victim. The patrol officers found a toy pistol tucked between his pants and shirt. Investigation showed that he had bought the toy pistol from Toys “R” Us for S$13 (RM33.50) in Paragon shopping centre on Oct 6, a day after his arrival.
Kirill confessed to grabbing the victim’s wallet. He claimed that he had taken some cards from the wallet and thrown it away. He later threw the credit card into the bushes at Istana Park.
An Institute of Mental Health report stated that he did not have major mental illness and was not of unsound mind at the time.
For snatch theft, he could have been jailed for up to seven years and caned. He could have been jailed for up to two years and fined for criminal intimidation. — The Straits Times/ Asia News Network
Tags / Keywords:
Teens held over terror links
I was in the dark, says Sun Ho
Woman seeks help for dog’s fierce attack on her poodle
Behold the cupcake queens
Terengganu St John Ambulance Malaysia crippled after vehicle torched
Japan dolphin fishermen vow to continue slaughter
Singapore teen in trouble again for re-posting anti-Lee video
Singaporean man jailed 12 weeks for paid sex with minor in online vice ring
Pakistani CEO held for allegedly promoting bogus universities
Pakistan arrests owner of ‘fake degree factory’: Officials
Have a 'whale' of a good time in Queensland
NSA chief urges 'safe' Internet under equivalent of Law of the Sea
Online retailer opens warehouse, distribution hub in Demak Laut
Road to adventure
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)