Local jailed for trying to steal woman’s handbag
Posted on June 23, 2012, Saturday
KOTA KINABALU: A local man was jailed six months by the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday for trying to steal a woman’s handbag.
Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus imposed the sentence on Bonny Egoh, 29, after he pleaded guilty to committing the offence.
The accused admitted to trying to steal the 21-year-old woman’s handbag at the Good Shepherd Hall in Menggatal about 7.20pm on June 17, this year.
In another case yesterday, the court set August this year for the trial of a local man who pleaded not guilty to stealing car tyres belonging to a 27-year-old man.
Azman Darat allegedly committed the offence in Telipok about 8.50am on June 17 this year.
He is liable to a jail term of between one and seven years and is also liable to a fine if found guilty of the alleged offence under Section 379A of the Penal Code.
The court released Azman on RM1,500 bail with two local sureties and ordered to report to police station once a week pending disposal of the case.
Meanwhile in an unrelated case, a 46-year-old man will be tried on July 12, this year for allegedly robbing a nurse’s belongings worth RM3,000.
The court reserved the trial for Arip Sadika who pleaded not guilty to robbing the 26-year-old woman of a handphone, jewellery and RM30 cash at 7pm on June 13, this year by the roadside near the Fire Department Quarters in Jalan Sulaman, Menggatal.
The offence comes under Section 392 of the Penal Code and carries a jail term of up to 14 years and is also liable to a fine or whipping on conviction.
Arip was ordered to be remanded further under Section 259 of the Criminal Procedure Code pending disposal of the case.
Inspector Syahrin Ali prosecuted the cases.