Local behind bars for receiving, disposing stolen property

Hakim Hayat

A local man was sentenced to 12 months in prison by the Magistrate’s Court yesterday after he was found guilty of receiving and disposing stolen property.

During trial presided over by Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid, the defendant, Eddi Alex Hasmirol bin Abdullah, 33, was found guilty of dishonestly accepting stolen properties comprising an iPad, a wireless IP camera and a mobile phone on September 14, 2018 at RPN Kampong Katok ‘B’.

He was also found to have voluntarily assisted the disposal of a stolen property, an iPod classic on the same day. In both charges, the court found that the defendant was aware and had a reason to believe that the items he received were stolen properties.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Haji Ahmad Ghazali prosecuted the case.