Local man remanded for stealing necklace from toddler

|     Hakim Hayat     |

A 49-YEAR-OLD local man was produced in the Bandar Magistrate’s Court to face charges of snatching a gold necklace from a child at a mini mart in Kampong Pulaie.

According to the police, the incident was reported on August 4 to the Berakas Police Station. The station’s special duties personnel nabbed the suspect with the help of CCTV footage.

The one-year-old was reportedly crying after the incident. The mother saw scratch marks on the child’s neck and noticed that the necklace was missing.

The suspect, Norazmi bin Haji Tahir, unemployed, was yesterday charged under Section 390 of the Penal Code Chapter 22 for robbery.

The court ordered for the extension of the defendant’s remand and transferred the case to the High Court for the next mention.