Crime & Courts

Gang Bri trio face multiple charges for house breaking, robbery

ALOR STAR: Three members of "Gang Bri" including the group's leader, Mohamad Sobri Che Mutapa, 35, were charged with 10 counts related to housebreaking and robbery at the Alor Star Magistrate's Court today.

Sobri and his accomplices, Mohamad Ikmal Mohd Said, 27, and Mohd Zamzulfahmi Muhamad Zaini, 28, pleaded not guilty to the charges before Magistrate Muhammad Zul Hilmi Latif.

In the first charge, the trio was accused of breaking into a house, robbing, and disposing of a washing machine at a residence on Jalan Sungai Korok, Alor Star, around 12 pm on Sept 10.

They were charged under Section 414 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years' imprisonment or a fine, or both.

The second to fifth charges involve the theft of an Epson brand projector, a set of Bosch tools, a Yamaha YZR motorcycle, and a Honda Wave from two separate houses in Kampung Palas Guar Kepayang and Kampung Paya Kelubi in Pendang, between 2 pm and 10 pm in October.

For these offenses, the accused were charged under Section 414 and Section 34 of the Penal Code, with a punishment of up to five years' imprisonment and fines. If the offense is theft, the imprisonment term can be extended to 14 years, and for subsequent offenses, fines or corporal punishment may be imposed.

As for the sixth to tenth charges, the trio is accused of stealing a set of water pumps, a soap sprayer, and a water filter machine from two separate houses in Kampung Banggol Petai and Kampung Paya Kelubi in Pendang between Nov 2 and Nov 8.

For these offenses, the accused were charged under Section 411 of the PC and Section 29 (1) of the Minor Offenses Act 1955.

Magistrate Zul Hilmi granted separate bail for the trio.

Mohamad Ikmal Mohamad Said was granted bail at RM18,000, Mohamad Sobri at RM16,500, and Mohamad Zamzulfahmi at RM9,000, with a surety for all charges.

The court set Dec 28 for the next hearing for document submission.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nasruna Anhar Nordien prosecuted, while all accused were represented by lawyer Chuah Hock Aik.

All three failed to pay the bail.

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