Car thieves jailed

Hakim Hayat

Two local men involved in stealing and car and switching its number plate were sentenced to jail by the Magistrate’s Court on Saturday.

Nordin bin Mat Taha, 43, received a year’s jail sentence while Roslani bin Haji Md Yusof received eight months in jail handed down by Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman.

The duo stole the car from the vicinity of a company premises at Ban 3, Kampong Mulaut sometime between the afternoon to the wee hours of January 19 and 20. Roslani used the car for a few days until it broke down and then left it. He switched the number plates before leaving it to mislead its identification.

The car owner lodged a police report upon realising that his car was missing from where it was parked which led to the duo’s arrest. DPP Hajah Siti Mu’izzah binti Haji Sabli prosecuted the case.