SEREMBAN,: A security guard was sentenced to three months jail from the date of sentence by the Magistrate’s Court here today, for stealing a branded cap at a supermarket.
Magistrate Siti Khairiah Abdul Razak meted out the sentence after Mohd Shukri Jumaat, 37, pleaded guilty.
Mohd Shukri was accused of stealing a Timberland mustard yellow cap priced at RM139, belonging to the Timberland boutiques at the Seremban Prima building at 2.45 pm, on Tuesday.
He was charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of 10 years and a fine upon conviction.
Earlier, Mohd Shukri had appealed for a lighter sentence as he had repented, and was looking after his ailing mother and wife, who are currently not working as she was pregnant with their first child.
Siti Khairiah advised the accused to not repeat such actions, as stealing a cap just for the sake of wanting to wear it, was an act of vanity.- BERNAMA