61-year-old Jeswindar Singh Dilbara Singh, pleaded guilty to one count of theft and was sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment on 13 September for stealing 3 cans of Coca-Cola from a minimart in Bukit Merah.
He was walking past the minimart on 26 August when he decided to steal the drinks, opening the refrigerator door and taking three cans of Coke with him and leaving without paying.
The shop owner was preparing for business later that morning when his wife noticed that the refrigerator door was slightly open, and they then went to their CCTV to check the footage.
The couple then saw Singh stealing three cans of Coke, and they then called the police.
Singh was then arrested on the same day after he was identified by the police via the police camera footage, and his home was then raided and the police found 2 cans of coke from his fridge, which were then returned to the minimart.
The third can had already been drunk by him and there was no restitution made to the minimart, with the 3 cans being valued at $3.
History of theft convictions
The Attorney-General’s Chambers spoke to CNA and told them that Singh was “heavily traced” with convictions for more than 4 decades, since 1977.
He was convicted of housebreaking in 1977 as well as fraudulent possession of property, and his recent convictions include stealing and voluntarily causing hurt in 2012, theft in dwelling in 2019 and 2020, and committing a rash act in 2019.