The Magistrate’s Court yesterday handed a 14 months’ jail sentence to a local man following his guilty pleas towards charges of theft with enhanced penalty and mischief.
DPPs Syafina Abdul Hadzid and Kamal Ariffin Ismail revealed in court that Abdul Qayuum bin Haji Mohd Rahim @ Joey, on the first count, stole a cash register machine containing BND150 from a kiosk at The Mall, Gadong at 10pm on July 14.
The second count states that the defendant had committed mischief by causing damage in pulling the wires and prying the cash register open.
On the third count, the defendant had also stolen a sweater and a mist perfume from a kiosk at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex at 7am on July 20. The theft charges carried enhanced penalties due to the fact that the defendant has previous convictions in full force and effect on offences of theft, theft in a dwelling and house trespass.
Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid presided over the case.