CCTV camera theft lands man in jail

Fadley Faisal

A 28-year-old local man was sentenced to four months’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court recently after he pleaded guilty to stealing a CCTV camera.

DPP Mohd Kamal bin Ariffin Ismail’s stated that Muhammad Rafi Ezamdie bin Mohd Daud had randomly committed the offence when he was walking towards the shop in Lumut at 3am on February 26.

Magistrate Hajah Ervy Sufitriana binti Haji Abdul Rahman further heard that the defendant saw a CCTV camera installed near the shop’s main entrance and dismantled it without using any tools.

At the start of the business during the day, the shop owner came to work and found the CCTV camera missing.

A police report was filed leading to investigations with the aid of CCTV footage recording the defendant dismantling the camera.

The defendant who was arrested said that he had sold the camera and bought daily necessities with the proceeds.