Couple jailed for stealing money from massage chairs

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday handed eight months’ jail sentences to a local couple after they pleaded guilty to stealing money from massage chairs and damaging it.

DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli informed Senior Magistrate Azrimah Abdul Rahman that Mohammad Shamrin bin Jumat, 32, and Norsidahwati binti Mohd Tuddin, 51, both unemployed, walked from home to Speed Queen Laundry in Kampong Serasa at 11.30pm on February 5.

Mohammad Shamrin pried open the coin compartment of a massage chair with a pair of scissors while Norsidahwati was on the lookout.

Mohammad Shamrin did this again to another massage chair before leaving for a nearby tuckshop and spending the cash.

A worker went on a routine check to the massage chairs at the laundry shop on February 8 and found that the coin storages had been pried open and left empty.

The worker lodged a police report leading to the defendants’ arrest.