| Fadley Faisal |
THE Bandar Magistrate’s Court yesterday imposed an eight-month jail sentence on a local youth who pleaded guilty to a charge of auto theft.
Mohamad Azwandy bin Akob, 21, stole a Toyota Super Kijang from a shop at Kg Lumapas during the wee hours of October 13, Magistrate Arimah Rahman heard.
DPP Danial Kifrawi informed that the defendant was walking around the area with his wife, when he saw a parked vehicle that had been left unlocked at the back of a shop – Syarikat Gaya Abadi. He entered the car and attempted to start the engine but failed.
Noticing a Toyota Super Kijang nearby, he broke into the vehicle and started the engine. Successful, he drove to the front of the shop to pick his wife up, before driving off.
Unbeknownst to them, the crime had been caught on a CCTV camera installed at the shop, resulting in the arrest of the defendant.