Man cops 6 years for $80k robbery

A man who took part in a $80,000 robbery two years ago was jailed for six years and seven months by the High Court in Lautoka.

Sunit Ram and others robbed a cashier of Yees Cold Storage Seafood Pte Ltd outside the ANZ Bank in Namaka on February 20, 2019.

High Court judge Justice Sunil Sharma noted Ram was separated from his wife and had two children, aged 14 and 11 years.

The court was informed he committed the crime to support his family. Justice Sharma said Ram was a first offender and was young.

“The fact that the accused had also assisted in the recovery of the stolen cheques is a positive factor in his favour as well,” he said.

The court also noted he had pleaded guilty very late into the trial. The judge set a non-parole period of five years.

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