The Straits Times
Published on Dec 10, 2012

Three Sri Lankans jailed for Little India gold chain theft


Three Sri Lankans who stole five gold chains at a jewellery shop in Little India were jailed today.

Mohamed Nafik Nilamdeen Mohamed Nafik, 35, and Fahir Mohamed Ishak, 30, were each sentenced to six months' jail while Mohamed Niyabdeen Mohamed Hisam, 31, was given three months.

The two men's six-month sentences were backdated to June 4 when they were remanded, while Niyabdeen, who was on bail, began his sentence on Monday.

They admitted stealing the chains worth $26,511 from Minora Jewels with a fourth man, Jayasinghe Mudiyanselage Anushka, 30, at Dunlop Street on May 30. Jayasinghe's case is pending.