Couple who became serial powdered-milk thieves sold loot online

Couple who became serial powdered-milk thieves sold loot online

SINGAPORE - A couple who stole powdered milk - at first to feed their four children - from supermarkets have landed themselves in jail, after they started selling their loot online.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that the couple, Iskandar Samad, 26, and Siti Husnizah Hussain, 36, initially stole so that they could feed their four children, aged five months to eight years old.

Emboldened by the fact that they were never discovered after a few successful attempts, the couple stole more frequently, and started selling their loot online from February.

The couple stole from supermarkets - including Giant, NTUC Fairprice and Cold Storage - all over the island between January and March.

The couple stole a total of 39 tins of powdered milk, worth $2,554, over eight occasions, the Chinese daily reported.

The couple apparently "shopped" at the supermarket with a trolley and a baby pram. They would load the powdered milk into the baby pram and pay only for the goods in the trolley when leaving.

They had reportedly stolen 29 tins of milk from a Giant supermarket in Sembawang on three occasions.

The thefts were discovered when an employee at the store did a stock check and viewed footage from the closed circuit television system.

Iskandar was sentenced last month to 10 months in jail for the offences and another drug abuse offence.

Siti Husnizah was sentenced this morning to two months in jail, Wanbao reported.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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