Two jailed for mugging man at knife-point




TWO Bangladeshi men have been jailed for five years each for mugging a restaurant owner at knife-point.

The men, aged 25 and 26, ambushed the 38-year-old victim, also Bangladeshi, when he left his restaurant in Manama and was on his way to a nearby cold store.

One of them fled with BD300, but his co-defendant was stopped by onlookers who intervened and called the police.

Both of them were yesterday convicted of theft and assault by the High Criminal Court.

It is understood the defendants were among five men involved in the robbery, but the other three were not implicated in the case.

“I was going to give the cold store BD300 that I owed them,” said the 38-year-old victim in his statement to prosecutors.


“I just left the restaurant and five men approached me. One of them put his hands in my pocket, while another took out a knife.

“I screamed and thank God people came to save me and I was not stabbed. But the muggers took all the money.”

A passer-by described to prosecutors how he came to the rescue of the restaurant owner.

“I saw five men approach him (victim) as he was walking away from his restaurant,” said the 25-year-old Indian.

“One of them held a knife and was mugging the owner, who was yelling for help.

“At first I thought they were his friends and then I realised they were going to kill him.

“I chased them away and held the person who had the knife in his hand.”

The 25-year-old defendant will spend an additional month behind bars for staying in Bahrain illegally.

Both defendants will be deported after completing their sentences.


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