Woman caught shoplifting

Hakim Hayat

CCTV cameras led to the arrest of a 48-year-old woman who was caught shoplifting at a store at The Mall in Gadong.

Police said that a staff of the store noticed the woman’s actions through its CCTV footage on December 29 and reported it to a security guard.

On New Year’s Day, one of the security guards recognised the suspect and apprehended and brought her to the Bandar Seri Begawan Central Police Station.

Investigations revealed that she stole a watch and three rings from the store and the items were found during a search at her house. Yii Toh Cheng was charged in the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and was ordered to pay a fine of BND500 or one-week imprisonment in default. Police said she failed to settle the fine and was ordered to serve her jail sentence.

An item recovered by the police from the woman. PHOTO: RBPF