A postman at Salambigar Post Office yesterday pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court to stealing money from the branch he was attached to.
Prosecutor Sabrina Haji Mahmud revealed that on May 30, Pengiran Ermizatul Anwar bin Pengiran Metassan, 35, had waited until all employees had left at 4.15pm, before using a ruler to pry open the assistant superintendent of post’s room door.
The defendant checked the table drawers, found the keys to the strong room and removed money from the petty cash safe box.
He then locked the gate and door to the strong room, returned the keys, locked the room and left the post office.
The following day, Pengiran Ermizatul Anwar went fishing in Temburong District with his colleagues, using the stolen money to pay for the rental of the boat and his food expenses.
A fellow postman discovered that the back gate and door of the post office had been left open at 7am on June 1.
Alerted, the post office assistant superintendent checked the petty cash to find it missing.
The defendant also admitted he had stolen money from the safe box on three other instances, using the same modus operandi.
Magistrate Nur Eleana binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Hairol Arni will hand out the sentence on July 27, while considering a fitting punishment.