Sunday, December 21, 2014   

Man jailed over crocodile skin theft
(08-05 17:50)

A shoplifter who shoplifted a HK$900,000 crocodile skin coat and later sold it for only HK$2,000 has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in jail.
The District Court had heard that in February, Kamal Rai had removed the coat from a mannequin at a Burberry shop in Tsim Sha Tsui, and calmly walked out without being noticed.
Shop assistants didn't realise the pricy coat was gone until they carried out a stocktake at the end of the day.
Security cameras then showed that it had been stolen.
The coat had no pricetag attached; and perhaps because the suspect didn't realise the retail value of his loot, he later sold it for just HK$2,000 dollars at Chung King Mansions.
The coat was eventually recovered from a flowerbed in the building.
The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of theft.
Judge Johnny Chan said the Hongkong-born Nepalese origin man was a repeat offender, with 16 previous convictions for theft.
The judge also noted that the defendant had targeted high-end shops, and would resort to theft when he needs money. --RTHK   
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