A man in his 20s who stole 3,500 won worth of jelly메이저사이트 and snacks from an unmanned store and assaulted the business owner who chased after him saying, “All you have to do is pay the bill,” received a heavy punishment, including robbery and causing injury.
The Criminal Division 1 of the Chuncheon Trial Division of the Seoul High Court (Chief Judge Kim Hyeong-jin) announced on the 3rd that it sentenced Mr. A (27), who was indicted on charges of robbery and theft, to 3 years and 6 months in prison, the same as the original trial.
Mr. A stole 3,500 won worth of jelly and snacks from an unmanned store in Wonju at around 9:25 a.m. on February 16th and ran away when he was caught by the business owner, Mr. B (32, female).
Mr. A’s actions, which could have been punished for simple theft, were changed to a crime of robbery and causing injury when he assaulted Mr. B, who chased after him, saying, “All you have to do is calculate it. If you keep doing this, I will report it to the police.”
Mr. A was eventually brought to trial on charges of tearing off and damaging the screen of the stroller in which Mr. B’s child was riding, throwing stolen snacks at Mr. B, and strangling and assaulting him, causing injuries that required treatment for 20 days.
A day earlier, he also stole snacks worth 500 won and 1,700 won each from two other unmanned stores.
Wonju Branch of the Chuncheon District Court, who was in charge of the first trial, said, “He committed the crime repeatedly without any sense of guilt, and if there were no witnesses around, there was a risk that it could lead to a greater casualty accident,” and added, “The investigative agency stated, ‘It was fun to strangle the victim.’ Considering all these factors, punishment commensurate with the guilt is inevitable,” he said.
The appellate court, which examined Mr. A’s claim that the sentence was ‘heavy’, dismissed it, saying, “The original trial’s sentencing judgment cannot be evaluated as being outside the reasonable limits of its discretion.”