A local man known as ‘Simin’ who holds a long list of previous convictions dating as far back as 1999, was sentenced to five years and six months’ jail yesterday, after he pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court earlier, to yet another series of thefts.
Adi Sukri bin Haji Sulaiman, 47, in this case, committed seven counts of thefts.
Magistrate Nur Eleana binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni, on handing sentence, expressed her disappointment to the defendant with the fact that the defendant resorted to crime to feed his family rather than earning an honest way for a living.
Prosecutor Nurul Husna Aqilah binti Haji Abidin revealed in court that it was the first instance in this case that led to his arrest.
At 6.09pm on August 11, as he was walking past a news stand in the capital, he swiftly took a wallet left unattended by a busy shop attendant.
The wallet contained an identity card, bank ATM card and BND20.
The defendant’s actions were caught on CCTV at the shop.
He struck again at 1.40pm on August 12 when he noticed an unattended parked car left unlocked.
He stole a sling bag along with a wallet and its contents; an identity card, a bank ATM card and BND10.
The defendant also managed to steal a sling bag from a shop in the capital at 11.55am on August 15, where he made away with two identity cards, a bank ATM card, a driving licence, bank cards, a mobile phone, a staff house gate access card, RM150 and BND50.
At 12.11pm on August 16, the defendant was a bystander at the shops lining the alleyways at Jalan Gerai Timur in the capital when he saw a person alight his car to go to one of the shops.
He quickly went straight for the car and stole a bag containing a mobile phone, a gold necklace and a set of car keys.