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Jobless man jailed 10 years after robbing young boys to fuel drug habit

Published on Jun 25, 2014 1:00 PM
 
A drug abuser who robbed a schoolboy after threatening him with a knife was sentenced to a total of 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane on Wednesday. -- ST GRAPHIC

SINGAPORE - A drug abuser who robbed a schoolboy after threatening him with a knife was sentenced to a total of 10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane on Wednesday.

Jobless Mohamed Faizal Manokhor Ali, 35, admitted robbing the 13-year-old of his mobile phone, wallet, ezLink card and coins in a lift at Jurong West Central 1 on April 1 this year.

He also admitted consuming morphine when his 2009 conviction for a similar offence had not been set aside, as well as failing to report for urine test.

Five other charges were taken into consideration during sentencing - including robbing three other boys of their phones.

 
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