KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Two unemployed men were each sentenced to four years’ jail and two strokes of the cane by the Sessions Court here Thursday (Aug 23) for committing gang robbery against five Philippine masseuses while posing as policemen last week.
Judge Mahyon Talib handed down the sentences on Ahmad Noorshaees Ishak, 30, and Mohd Affandi Hassan, 38, after they pleaded guilty to the charges.
The duo was charged – together with another man still at large – with robbing the women of their nine mobile phones, a tablet computer, and cash of RM2,000 at Jalan Langkawi, Taman Danau Kota, Wangsa Maju, here at 3.40 pm on Aug 14.
During the robbery, they also posed as policemen and flashed handcuffs to the victims.
They were charged under Section 395 and Section 170 of the Penal Code and were sentenced to four years’ jail and two strokes of the cane for the robbery and another four years’ imprisonment for posing as policemen.
The court, however, ordered them to serve the jail sentence concurrently from the date of their arrest on Aug 15.
Deputy public prosecutor N. Joy Jothi prosecuted, while the duo was not represented. – Bernama
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