Stolen canned food sold to buy Syabu

Fadley Faisal

A 32-year-old local was sentenced to 12 months jail after pleading guilty at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, to shoplifting charges.

DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli revealed that Abdul Hadzi bin Haji Kula was arrested after the managers of the two targetted convenience stores had lodged police reports upon viewing CCTV footage of the defendant’s action.

Senior Magistrate Hajah Azrimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman heard from the prosecution that the defendant shoplifted four cans of sardines and four cans of cuttlefish from Syarikat Nursyazlina Minimart in Kampong Jerudong at 11.36am on April 7, 2020. He sold the goods off for BND20.

On April 15, the defendant shoplifted three cans of corned beef at Salina Mart in Kampong Sungai Akar. He sold them off for BND30.

Police investigations found that the defendant had spent the money on ‘Syabu’ and other personal necessities.