33-year-old claims trial to attempted robbery of food delivery rider


PETALING JAYA: A 33-year-old man pleaded not guilty at a magistrate's court here for attempted robbery and assault of a food delivery rider at Phileo Damansara 2 last Friday (Aug 9).

Abu Bakar Subianto was accused of two charges of attempted robbery and assaulting Muhammad Amirul Adli Mohd Saharudin with a fork lock as a weapon.

The offence was allegedly committed in front of Phileo Damansara 2 here at about 2.53pm on Aug 9.

For attempted robbery, the accused was charged under Section 393 of the Penal Code and faces a maximum seven years in jail and fine upon conviction.

For voluntarily causing hurt, he was charged under Section 324 of the same Act and faces a maximum 10 years in jail, a fine or both if convicted.

He claimed trial to the charges after they were read out to him before Magistrate M. Bharat here on Thursday (Aug 15).

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hakim Amir Abdul Hamid offered RM8, 000 bail for both offences.

Lawyer Datuk Suraj Singh, who represented the accused, asked for a lower amount.

"The accused still lives with his mother, who wants to bail him. He is married and has a 12-year-old child. His wife is present today in court, " Suraj said.

He added that the accused earned RM1, 000 monthly as a sub-contractor.

Magistrate Bharat fixed bail at RM3, 000 with one surety for each of the charges.

The case is set for mention on Sept 26.

It is learnt that the accused was not able to pay the bail and would be sent to the Sungai Buloh prison.

A CCTV recording of the alleged incident went viral on social media, showing a food delivery rider being stopped and attacked by two men who tried to rob him of his bike.

The victim was injured in his ears, head, back and mouth when he fought off his attackers.

A mobile phone believed to have been dropped by one of the suspects was recovered from the scene.


   

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