Sneaker theft lands teenager Taman Sukma at Henry Gurney school until age 21
KUCHING (October 5): The Magistrates’ Court today ordered an 18-year-old to undergo rehabilitation at Henry Gurney School in Puncak Borneo until the age of 21 for stealing two pairs of sport shoes.
Magistrate Zaiton Anuar made the decision after listening to the teenager from Taman Sukma’s social report.
He committed the offense on March 14 at around 10:35 p.m. in a house in Kampung Ajibah Abol.
Based on the facts of the case, the victim realized that sneakers belonging to her and her cousin were missing as she was about to go to work on March 15.
Suspecting that the shoes had been stolen, the victim checked his closed circuit television (CCTV) footage and discovered that the accused had entered the compound of the house to steal the shoes.
It is understood that although the victim did not know the accused, he was frequently seen loitering around his neighborhood.
A police report was then filed, leading to the teenager’s arrest.
The victim suffered losses of approximately RM140.
The accused was charged under article 379 of the Penal Code, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to seven years, or a fine, or both.
Insp Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang continued the case even though the suspect was not represented by a lawyer.