Car battery thief gets four weeks behind bars

Rokiah Mahmud

An unemployed local man was sentenced to four weeks of imprisonment after he admitted to stealing a car’s battery at a residential area in Kampong Lugu, Sengkurong.

Afiq bin Abdullah, 31, was apprehended by police after a complaint was lodged by the victim at the Sengkurong Police Station.

The victim explained that the car did not start, leading him to examine its condition and found that the car’s battery was not in place.

Afiq admitted to stealing the battery and selling it to an iron-recycling shop in Ban 6. The stolen item was found at the site and seized for evidence.

The suspect was charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code Chapter 22, and sentenced to four weeks of imprisonment at Maraburong Prison from Tuesday.