Local behind bars for car theft

|     Hakim Hayat     |

A LOCAL senior citizen who pleaded guilty to the theft of a car was sentenced to 16 months in prison by the Bandar Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

According to the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), a vehicle was reported stolen from a residence in Kampong Pandan ‘A’ on May 16.

Investigations by personnel of the Kuala Belait Police Station led to the arrest of Suhaili bin Haji Sulaiman, 55, who is unemployed.

The defendant was charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code Chapter 22 for theft.

The RBPF advised the public ensure that their vehicles are locked and secured when leaving them unattended.