Local pleads guilty to air conditioner theft

James Kon

Personnel of the Kuala Belait Police Station of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) detained a local man suspected of stealing an air conditioner in the Kuala Belait area.

Hasbollah bin Husaini, 38 and unemployed, allegedly took an air conditioner left in a garage outside a house in Jalan Pemancha, Kuala Belait. His crime was recorded on CCTV.

The suspect pleaded guilty to taking the air conditioner and reselling it for BND10 to buy basic needs.

The suspect was produced before the Bandar Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a charge of theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code chapter 22. The court set August 26 for sentencing.