Man jailed for housebreaking

Fadley Faisal

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to housebreaking.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Aeny Zullizam stated that at 12.45am on March 24, Khanol Affendy bin Alias forced his way into an unoccupied house at RPN Kampong Telisai in Tutong upon finding out that all the doors and windows were locked.

After he entered the house, he unfastened a window, locked the main door and left through the said window. The following day, the defendant re-entered the house through the same window, opened the main door and rummaged through the items.

A neighbour noticed the open door and notified the homeowner who then lodged a police report, leading to the defendant’s arrest.