The Magistrate’s Court sentenced a local man to eight months’ jail for stealing a mobile phone last Wednesday.
Mohammad Aliakhbar bin Ahmad, 28, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu to a theft charge.
DPP Kamal Ariffin bin Ismail revealed in court that the defendant walked to a friend’s house at Jalan Karuak, RPN Panaga in Seria at 5pm on July 16.
On arrival, the defendant saw a mobile phone on a table and snatched it.
The defendant later sold the phone to another friend for BND20, who gave it to his girlfriend, who happened to be the victim’s relative.
She called the victim to seek confirmation that he had sold off his mobile phone.
The victim swiftly lodged a police report.