Malacca brothers charged with armed robbery of foreigner

Kelly Koh

MALACCA: Two brothers were jointly-charged with armed robbery of a foreigner at the sessions court here today.

S. Franciss, 21 and S. Seivadass, 24, pleaded “not guilty” when the charge was read to them by a court interpreter before Judge Meor Sulaiman Ahmad Tarmizi.

The brothers, together with another who is still at large, were charged with committing gang robbery, armed with a knife, against Nawshed Ali, from whom they snatched RM500 in cash and a mobile phone.

They committed the alleged offence by the roadside of Jalan Berkat 7 on April 8, this year, at about 5.30pm.

The offence, under Section 395 and 397 of the Penal Code provides for a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping.

Deputy public prosecutor N. Sivashangari appealed to the court to refuse bail.

But judge Meor Sulaiman fixed bail at RM15,000, with a surety for each of the accused, and fixed May 29 for mention.

Franciss, clad in a blue shirt and Seivadass, clad in a black shirt, were unrepresented.

The brothers pleaded for lower bail, but their request was denied.