Serial heavy machinery battery thief jailed

Fadley Faisal

A serial heavy machinery battery thief who pleaded guilty to multiple charges was sentenced to nine months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Mohd Mu’inuddin Ahnaf bin Mohd Jita, 26, stole two batteries from an excavator at Kampong Tanah Jambu, two batteries from a trailer on Jalan Jerudong, Kampong Jerudong, two batteries from a truck in Kampong Sengkurong, Jalan Mulaut Limau Manis, and two batteries from an excavator at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jalan Subok sometime between March 19-23.

DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli revealed in court that the defendant sold the stolen batteries to a scrap yard and spent the money for his personal needs.

The victims lodged police reports leading to the defendant’s arrest.

Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu presided.