Police constable pleads not guilty to gang robbery at Cheras flat

KUALA LUMPUR: A 30-year-old police constable has claimed trial at the Sessions Court here for gang robbery at a flat in Cheras last week.

Mohamad Hazani Omar, who was attached to the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to him before judge Emelia Kaswati Mohamad Khalid on Monday (Oct 19).

The policeman was accused with another man and two other men still at large for committing gang robbery on Syaifulyazan Hassan, 57, and took off with two gold bracelets and RM275 in cash belonging to the victim.

He allegedly committed the offence at a unit at Flat Sri Melaka, Cheras, here at 1am on Oct 13.

The offence under Section 395 of Penal Code carries a maximum 20 years' imprisonment and whipping, if convicted.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Noor Dayana Mohamad did not offer bail.

However, the accused, who was unrepresented, pleaded for a lower bail on grounds that he had to support his parents and two school-going children.

The court allowed bail at RM6,000 in one surety and imposed conditions that the accused could not go near the victim as well as a 11pm-6am daily curfew pending the disposal of the case.

At the same court, the other man accused is Hazani's friend, Muhammad Faizal Azmin Mohd Azman, who pleaded not guilty to the gang robbery and two other police-related offences.

The 21-year-old graphic designer was accused of gang robbing the same victim at the same place and time.

For the second charge, he was accused of impersonating a civil servant by posing as a senior police officer.

The offence under Section 170 of the Penal Code carries a maximum two years in jail or fine or both, upon conviction.

For the third charge, he was accused of possessing police paraphernalia which were a police vest, a police operation shirt bearing the integrity insignia and inspector rank, handcuffs, and police cap.

The offence under Section 89 of the Police Act 1967 carries a maximum RM500 fine or up to six months jail or both, upon conviction.

The court did not allow bail for the accused on all charges due to absence of a bailor.

Both cases are fixed for mention on Nov 13.

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