Eatery helper gets seven years’ jail and rotan for robbing teen


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019

KUANTAN: The Sessions Court here sentenced an eatery shop assistant to seven years’ jail and two strokes of the rotan after he pleaded guilty to a charge of robbing a Form Three student about two months ago.

Judge Dazuki Ali ordered the jail sentence imposed on Sheikh Norafzan Abdul Ghani, 31, from Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan, to begin from the date of his arrest on Sept 16.

The accused was charged with robbing Heng Khai Qi, 15, at 4am on Sept 11 at Lorong Indera Mahkota 6/2 by snatching her backpack containing RM400, an iPhone and a Huawei phone.

The victim, who was returning from a nearby fast food restaurant, claimed she suffered losses of RM1,000.

Sheikh Norafzan, who was not represented, pleaded for a lighter sentence because he had to look after his siblings as their parents had died.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Haryati Abdullah urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence as he had a knife and chased the victim, and he also had a previous record for trespassing.

Dazuki advised Sheikh Norafzan not to repeat the offence and that he should think of the long-term effect of being involved in crime.

“If you were being robbed, would you have been angry? What if the same thing happened to your sister or other family members?

“The offence was serious. I think you are very lucky that the victim did not fall as you snatched her bag,” he added. — Bernama

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