Unemployed local jailed for stealing valve pipe from garden

|     Izah Azahari     |

AN UNEMPLOYED local man, Abdul Sallehi bin Haji Mohamad, 45, was detained following investigations into the theft of a valve pipe from the nearby garden of a residence in Kampong Manggis Dua, Berakas.

The theft was reported to the Berakas Police Station on July 22.

The suspect was brought to the Magistrate’s Court in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday to face a charge of theft under Section 379 of the Criminal Penal Code, Chapter 22.

The accused was ordered to serve an eight-month jail sentence at Maraburong Prison beginning yesterday.

In light of the incident, the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) advised the public to ensure they do not store valuables or items of interest outside their home or yard, as it draws potential criminals to steal them.