| Fadley Faisal |
A SIXTEEN-year-old boy was ordered to be placed at an approved school by the Juvenile Court yesterday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from shops a few weeks ago in Seria.
Senior Magistrate, Haji Nabil Daraina, also ordered for the juvenile and his parents to undergo counselling, psychotheraphy or other recommended form of assessment and treatment deemed necessary by the court for rehabilitative purposes.
Deputy Public Prosecutor, Dk Nurul Pg Rosli, informed the senior magistrate that the juvenile offender went to DMD Enterprise in Seria at about 3am on September 19, 2014, with a friend. He brought a handsaw with him which he used to cut open a padlock on the door to enter the premises.
Inside the shop, he then picked up a can of spray paint and blocked out the CCTV cameras to avoid being caught on footage.
He proceeded to steal three tablet phones, three mobile phones, three power banks, 15 Micro SD memory cards, two USB cables, one mobile phone charger, one DST sim card pack valued at $55, $5 Easi recharge cards (20), $10 Easi recharge cards (20), $5 Bmobile recharge cards (40), $10 Bmobile recharge cards (10), $4 Zoom cards (11), $8 Zoom cards (134), seven $20 Zoom cards, $3 Budget call cards (50), $5 Budget call cards (50) and three Bluetooth headsets.
He left the shop with the items and kept all of them for himself except for a mobile phone which he gave his friend.
The prosecution also informed the court that on a second count, the juvenile offender had gone to Ya Nur Mini Mart in Lumut, Kuala Belait, on September 24, 2014 with his friend, where he entered the shop through a door which was left unlocked and picked up a can of spray paint inside and then blocked out CCTV cameras to avoid being caught on footage.
He then went to the cash registry and used a pair of pliers to open it up. He stole $400 worth of coins. Before leaving, he stole several sundry items as well.
The juvenile then left with his friend and headed to another shop. There they changed the coins and split the denominations between themselves.
The juvenile had a clean record prior to his committing theft.