Three men and a woman – all locals – in the goldsmith heist case will be answering to the charges they face in the High Court on January 14 after it was remitted by the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Magistrate Muhammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu saw the final charges to be carrying penalties befitting to be dealt with by higher jurisdictions.
Now, Rosizan bin Haji Jumat, 38, Mohammad Noh bin Mohd Edham, 36, and Mohammad Amirul Alif bin Ali, 33, are alleged to have committed armed gang-robbery at the goldsmith in Kampong Tanjung Bunut at 7pm on December 12, 2020.
The allegation states that the trio were armed with a machete and a hammer while intimidating shop assistants and making away with nine gold necklaces.
The trio also face a charge for breaking into the government barracks on Jalan Bukit Bendera, Tutong for theft in the late afternoon of December 11, 2020.
Norziana binti Nordin, 37, is alleged to have kept two gold necklaces from the armed gang-robbery at a house in Kampong Bukit Sibut, Tutong on December 12, 2020.
The penalties carried by the charges the defendants face are lengthy jail terms, whippings and a fine.