“Bukit Batok NTUC FairPrice outlet locks up baby formula milk in trial to deter shoplifting” (ST, Jan 18)
Given that, as I understand it, that the maximum jail is 7 years – why are there so many who take the risk of stealing milk powder?
I googled & found quite a number of people stealing milk powder over the years – some of which are listed below:
“He had stolen a tin of milk powder. Might have stolen products from other outlets too”
“Man & woman, 30 & 39, arrested for allegedly stealing milk powder 5 times from Geylang supermarket -They face a jail term of up to 7 years.”
“Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for stealing milk powder from supermarkets in Hougang”
“The Police have arrested a man and a woman, aged 30 and 39, for their suspected involvement in a series of theft of milk powders.
“The Police have arrested a 38-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of theft of milk powder.”
“A 24-year old Indonesian man, Andika, was sentenced to 1 week’s imprisonment after pleading guilty to 2 offences involving the theft of 14 tins of milk powder valued at $942.80.”