KOTA KINABALU: A local man was sentenced with 20 months jail by the Magistrate Court for stealing from a café.
Sisal Beniggo, 37, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Cindy Mc Juce Balitus for the crime of stealing RM394 cash from a café at a hotel in Karamunisng at 3.09am, 16 September ago.
The accused was charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code which carries a punishment of up to ten years jail, or a fine.
According to the case fact, the complainant who was an employee at the café heard the sound of the cashing machine being opened and saw an unidentified man wearing a hat running away from the premise.
The complainant with one of his friend then chased the accused as far as Sembulan and managed to grab the accused’s bag before he escape.
The accused was arrested in 12 December ago and underwent a face recognition test, where he was then identified as the culprit.
In mitigation, Sisai pleaded for a lighter sentence. Insp. Isfandiar Dr. Japri prosecuted. -SayangSabah