| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL man was sentenced to jail for 66 months with four strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to four charges of theft, housebreaking and trespassing, before the Intermediate Court yesterday.
Judge, Pg Hjh Hanani, heard from the Deputy Public Prosecutor that Pg Norhisman bin Pg Alimin had his hair cut at a barber shop in Kg Jangsak at about 5pm on September 23 and afterwards, entered and stole $43 from a drawer in a tailor shop next door after seeing no one inside. The defendant’s barber, however, witnessed the incident, which led to the defendant fleeing.
The barber and his friend gave chase and succeeded in apprehending the defendant with assistance from members of the public in the vicinity. The tailor shop was unattended as the worker employed there had taken a few minutes to go to the toilet.
Judge Pg Hjh Hanani also heard of an incident in which the defendant stole a gas cylinder on August 23. The defendant was acting as a lookout at a house in Kg Kilanas, while two other persons brought out a gas cylinder and loaded it into the vehicle that all three had travelled with.
Meanwhile, between the late and early hours of February 26 and 27, the defendant was driven by two other persons to a house at Kg Mata Mata where he also acted as a lookout while his accomplices entered the house and stole two mobile phones and a wallet containing $1,100, along with bank cards. They then drove away. None of the stolen items have been recovered.
In addition, the defendant also broke into the Rimba II Primary School between August 26 and 27; broke into a house in Kg Mata Mata to commit theft on September 11 and trespassed at another house in Kg Katok on August 29.