Parang-wielding teen in viral video admits robbery
KUALA LUMPUR: A juvenile, who wielded a parang in a robbery in Ara Damansara several weeks ago, pleaded guilty to three armed gang robbery charges yesterday.
The teen, whose act was captured on video which later went viral, was charged with the offences together with R. Pirbagaran, an airconditioning repairman, who claimed trial to all the charges.
Pirbagaran and the school dropout were jointly charged with robbing Mohamad Rasul Mohd Zukri, 26, of his car, a white Honda Civic, a MyKad and Touch ‘n Go cards; Ain Nina Marji, 23, of her MyKad and ATM cards, mobile phone and RM200; and Precella Anak Wada, 23, of her MyKad, credit and debit cards and RM500.
Both accused, who were unrepresented, were charged with committing the three offences at a Petronas petrol station in Jalan SS4B/10, Kelana Jaya, at 3.45am on Sept 23.
DPP Nadiah Malek Fauzie did not propose bail to both accused.
Sessions judge Manira Mohd Nor fixed Dec 1 for case mention for Pirbagaran and Dec 6 for a social report submission and sentencing for the teenager.
On Oct 5, a minute-long video of two women being confronted and chased by a teenager wielding a parang in the wee hours at Ara Damansara went viral on social media.