Supermarket security guard jailed 2 months for stealing RM40 perfume

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By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Aug 15: A security guard at a supermarket in Samariang has been sentenced to two months in prison by the Magistrate’s Court here today for stealing perfume belonging to a female coworker, resulting in a loss of RM40.

Qasmirra Sakawi, 33, from Kampung Muara Tebas, pleaded guilty to the charge read before Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi.

She was charged with stealing perfume from a 40-year-old woman at a supermarket in Bandar Baru Samariang, Petra Jaya, at approximately 12.40am on August 8.

The accused was charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code, which carries a punishment of imprisonment of up to 10 years and a possible fine, upon conviction.

The Court ruled that the accused will serve the prison sentence effective immediately.

According to the brief facts of the case, the complainant received information from a colleague that personal belongings from an employee locker in the break room had been pilfered and several items were missing.

The complainant subsequently reviewed closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and identified the accused, who was a security guard on night duty, taking her belongings.

A police report was filed for further action and investigation, leading to the arrest of the accused on the same day.

The investigation revealed that the accused had stolen the complainant’s personal belongings, specifically a bottle of perfume. The estimated loss suffered by the complainant was approximately RM40.

Furthermore, a urine drug screening test conducted on the accused came back positive for the presence of a substance identified as syabu.

The prosecution was conducted by Inspector Nur Shafiqa Nyaie Illin, while the accused was unrepresented by legal counsel. — DayakDaily