- Akon Mawien was high on ice when he robbed a number of jewellery stores
- But the 20-year-old has won the freedom to travel to Sudan while on bail
- His victims are furious they will be repairing businesses while he is overseas
A young man linked to the notorious Melbourne Apex gang has been spared jail and allowed to travel overseas on a lavish holiday.
Akon Mawien was high on ice and armed with a hammer when he helped steal about $200,000 worth of goods from multiple jewellery stores.
But the 20-year-old has won the freedom to travel to Sudan while on bail, the Herald Sun reported.
Police said his victims are furious they are repairing their businesses while he will be living it up overseas.
County Court Judge Elizabeth Gaynor said Mr Mawien’s recent behaviour had been ‘impeccable’.
Before the jewellery heist Mr Mawien has been an upcoming cricketer for Sunshine Heights.
He smoked ice for the second time in July 2016 before he and two other teenagers robbed a number of jewellery stores armed with hammers.
The heist was allegedly organised by long-time Apex gang member Mahmoud Taha, who promised them women and a hotel room.
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