Robbery: Accused admits to stabbing driver

2013-04-16 00:00

A 22-YEAR-OLD Copesville man admitted yesterday that he took part in robbing four occupants of a car and “kissed” an unwilling female passenger.

Thilendran Pillay, of Indus Road, also admitted having stabbed the driver during the robbery on March 31 in the Copesville area.

Regional court magistrate Chris van Vuuren convicted Pillay on three counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances and one of sexual assault.

Sentencing was postponed until Thursday for the state to obtain a record of Pillay’s previous convictions.

Pillay and a co-accused, Riaz Ally (24), both appeared earlier yesterday before magistrate Ashin Singh. Ally’s trial was adjourned to April 22, after he indicated he intends to plead not guilty.

The names of the victims are being withheld to protect the identity of the woman.

Although the charge sheet alleged that Pillay had violated the 21-year-old by “kissing her and touching her all over her body, including between her thighs”, he admitted only to kissing her, which was accepted by the prosecution.

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