Man loses appeal in cold store robbery case; sentence upheld
The Court of Cassation recently upheld a fiveyear imprisonment sentence previously issued against a man who was convicted of robbing a cold store in Sanad area back in 2014.
The man was initially sentenced, among other defendants, by the High Criminal Court to 10 years imprisonment. He appealed against the verdict twice before it was reduced to five years.
However, he appealed for the third time to the Court of Cassation, claiming innocence, but the court decided to uphold the last sentence issued against him.
According to court files, the crime took place on May 17, 2014, when the convicts robbed the cold store after threatening the worker there using a gun.
Police reports showed that four masked individuals, including the appellant, riding a black vehicle, committed the crime at 3:30 pm. The men held the worker at gunpoint and threatened to kill him if he resisted the robbery, according to Prosecutors.
The victim told the prosecutors that one of the defendants held the gun to his forehead, while another one held a knife to his back. He also mentioned in his statements that he fell on the floor while the men stole BD60 from the cash register and escaped, adding that the robbery lasted for around three minutes.
Police inspected the crime scene and further investigation led to the arrest of two of the defendants who were prosecuted and sentenced by the High Criminal Court.