Serial car thieves in jail for burglary

James Kon

Two local men involved in a series of car thefts were convicted of retail burglary yesterday, in the Magistrate’s Court.

Asrimi @ Azmi bin Damit, 44, was sentenced to three years and four months of imprisonment, while Muhammad Azemi bin Hassim, 34, was ordered to serve two years and six months in prison.

Following reports of a burglary at a retail store in Pekan Muara on December 2, personnel from the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) inspected the premises and found that several cartons of drinks had been stolen.

CCTV footage showed the two men entering the store, wearing masks.

Further investigations also revealed their involvement in four cases of car theft. The stolen vehicles have since been recovered.