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The Borneo Post, Kuching, 19 February 2014, p.7
Vegetable seller gets 6 years and 3 strokes for snatching
SIBU: A vegetable seller was yesterday ordered by the Sessions Court here to remain behind bars for six years and be caned twice [thrice? see headline -- C.F.] after he pleaded guilty to snatching.
Judge Indra Ayub also ordered 22-year-old Frizer Nyelang of Ulu Lasi, Julau to pay RM1,000 to his victim as compensation.
Frizer committed the offence at 6.15pm on Oct 14, 2012 somewhere along Kanowit-Julau KJD road.
His victim, a 39-year-old woman, was riding a motorcycle when Frizer pulled up from behind on a motorcycle and snatched her handbag placed in the basket of her motorcycle. The handbag contained a cell phone, bangles, RM360 and other personal documents.
The woman, who estimated her loss at RM979 said she could recognise the assailant. She led a police team to a longhouse at Ulu Lasi road at 10.45pm the same day and recovered her handphone.
Frizer was only arrested about 8.30am on Jan 28 this year at Pasi Road in Sarikei.
He was charged under Section 392 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term up to 20 years and whipping upon conviction.
Frizer, who was unrepresented, pleaded for leniency, saying it was his first offence, and that he was self-employed earning between RM300 and RM400 a month. He also said he was married with two step children aged 7 and 18 years.
Inspector G Anbarasu prosecuted.
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