Shoplifter sentenced to eight months’ jail

Fadley Faisal

A Pakistani man was sentenced to eight months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to shoplifting.

Manzoor Ellahi, 52, a sales assistant at a private company, shoplifted 18 items ranging from fresh farm produce to toiletries from Hua Ho Department Store at 2.53pm on June 4. DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli revealed in court that the defendant took a trolley and went from aisle to aisle, picked up the items and passed the cashier.

He loaded the items into his car and left for his home at Ban 3, Kilanas. A staff informed the management of the defendant’s suspicious act leading them to check the CCTV footage and file a police report. This led to the defendant’s arrest.

Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid presided over the case.