Bandar Seri Begawan - A local man with multiple theft-related convictions was sentenced to 10 months' jail yesterday after he pleaded guilty before the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate's Court to stealing a pair of jeans from a department store in the capital.
Hj Jafri bin Hj Mohammad, 41, is also undergoing the Narcotics Control Bureau's supervision programme pending a re-urine result, the court was 1nformed.
Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah Hussain heard that Hj Jafri went to Milimewah Department Store in the capital during a 'No Plastic Bag' weekend on November 10, 2012 where he simply took a pair of CK Jeans and placed it into his carrier bag.
The defendant left the store unnoticed and roamed free when he later went to a small alley nearby at Jalan Jintan Manis.
However, another theft incident took place at that time at Milimewah and was reported to the police who subsequently patrolled the area looking for the thief but instead stumbled upon the defendant behaving suspiciously at the small alley.
Police conducted a body search on the defendant and found a pair of jeans in the defendant's bag. Upon failing to show a receipt for it, police pursued investigations and brought him back to the Central Police Station where the defendant admitted he had stolen the pair of jeans that day.
The court yesterday ordered for the recovered stolen item to be returned to its rightful owner. DPP Dk Nurul Pg Rosli prosecuted the case.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin