Local woman jailed for theft

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE Magistrate’s Court sentenced a 32-year-old local woman to three months’ imprisonment last Monday after she pleaded guilty to a charge of theft.

Noralizah binti Haji Awang@Haji Aziz, who is working at an employment agency and married with six children, went to Yappe IT Store at The Mall, Gadong on December 27, 2017 to get quotation for a laptop to apply for a loan, Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain heard in court.

DPP Kamilah binti Mohamad informed the court that the defendant, seeing items displayed on the shelves, quickly developed an intention to steal.

She took a Garmin watch, two HD printer cartridges and a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera and hid them in her bag and left the shop.

Realising the theft, shop attendants checked the CCTV camera when they found a footage showing the defendant in action.

A police report was lodged immediately, leading to the defendant’s arrest.