Repeat trespasser lands in jail

Fadley Faisal

A 28-year-old permanent resident was sentenced to two years and three months’ jail by the Intermediate Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to house-trespass charges.

Judge Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni, among taking other things into consideration, handed the custodial sentence on finding no exceptional reasons to not consider the usual starting points in imposing a jail sentence, but discounted upon mitigating factors and his instant guilty plea.

DPP Ahmad Firdaus bin Haji Mohammad revealed that Azami bin Asmat entered a business premise at Serasa Industrial Estate, Kampong Serasa after midnight on January 9.

He set up planks to climb and entered through a metal mesh. He climbed down and took BND300 in a pencil case.

On January 19, Azami went to the same premises and entered in the same manner and made away with BND55.

On January 27, he repeated the trespass, but this time noticed a CCTV camera on his way to the ground floor.

He moved the camera with a stick.

However, he could not find cash and left empty handed.

In the morning, a clerk while monitoring the CCTV camera, came across footage showing the defendant in action.

The clerk reported to her manager, who filed a police report leading to the defendant’s arrest.