Duo held for allegedly robbing rubbish disposal worker

|     James kon     |

TWO unemployed locals were produced before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) through the Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Central Police Station for allegedly being involved in a robbery at the open area of Simpang 162, Kampong Tungku, Gadong on June 26.

The court heard that both suspects travelled in a car and stopped their victim, a rubbish disposal worker.

One suspect jumped out of the car with a machete and threatened the victim with it, making off with a Meizu mobile phone, a sling bag containing BND852 and an identification card.

The total value of the victim’s stolen belongings is estimated at BND1,052.

The suspects, both unemployed, 32-year-old Muhammad Zami’[email protected] bin Mohsin and Awangku Masrulizam bin Pengiran Masri, 32, were arrested by a team comprising Special Duties officers from the BSB Central Police Station, Berakas Police Station and Muara Police Station.

They are both charged with robbery under Section 390 of the Criminal Procedure Code, Chapter 22 and remanded at Maraburong Prison while the court fixes dates for further mention.

If found guilty, the suspects can face a jail sentence of up to 30 years and no less than 12 strokes of the cane.

DPP Hajah Atiyyah binti Abbas prosecuted the case presided over by Senior Magistrate Hajah Adzrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman.