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    Armed robbery suspect charged in court

    Fadley Faisal

    Prosecutors yesterday pressed a charge against a 27-year-old local arrested by police on suspicion of an armed robbery on January 9.

    Muhammad Zulqarnain bin Ajis is alleged to have robbed a storekeeper while armed with a hammer at a convenience store in Jalan Pasir Berakas on January 9 afternoon.

    No plea has been recorded from the defendant. Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri Kiprawi informed court that police investigations are still underway.

    Magistrate Nur Eleana binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni adjourned the case to January 16 and ordered the defendant to facilitate investigations while in remand.

    The charge against the defendant carries a penalty of between 7-30 years’ imprisonment, and a mandatory caning of 12 strokes.

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