The Magistrate’s Court yesterday handed a four years’ jail sentence to a local man for auto thefts after considering a long list of previous convictions along with mischief and drugs offences from 2007 to 2018.
Mohd Yasmin bin Mohd Yussof, 36, pleaded guilty to three charges of stealing vehicles.
DPP Hajah Rozaimah binti Haji Abdul Rahman revealed that the defendant stole a van from Simpang 5, Jalan Gadong sometime between August 14 and 15.
The defendant also stole a car from an office in Kampong Menglait sometime between October 31 and November 1.
With the aid of another person, the defendant stole another vehicle from a flathouse in Kampong Berangan sometime between November 25 and 26.
The owners lodged police reports on realising their vehicles had gone missing and led to the defendant’s arrest.