Nine months for stealing car, cables

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Magistrates’ Court yesterday sentenced a man to nine months in jail after he admitted to stealing cars and cables.

Mohd Azreey Hj Musa, 35, pleaded guilty to stealing a Toyota Kijang that was parked at the Aman Complex building on February 15, and a Mazda Titan pick-up truck at Kg Sungai Hanching some time between February 17 and 21.

The respective owners of the vehicles lodged separate police reports upon realising their cars had been stolen.

Prosecuting officer Kamaliah Fadhilah Hj Ibrahim stated that the Toyota Kijang was sold to an interested buyer for $200. However, on February 23, the buyer became suspicious when the defendant failed to give him the correct key to the car during the transaction.

The car was surrendered to the Berakas Police Station as the buyer believed it was stolen.

Investigations further revealed that Azreey sold the pick-up truck for $150 to another buyer.

Azreey also admitted he attempted to steal cables from a store shed in the vicinity of a sewerage plant construction site located behind the Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School in Lambak Kanan at around midnight on April 20, 2013.

One of the workers noticed a suspicious man walking towards the store shed where the company kept its cables, construction items and equipment.

After alerting his colleagues, the workers ambushed the store shed and successfully apprehended the man, who was later identified as Azreey, along with the two other men.

Police investigation found a three-metre long electric cable that had been cut off, and an electric cable roll, together with a cable cutter, inside the store shed.

During the proceedings yesterday, presiding Senior Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PDJLD DSP Hj Kefli ordered Azreey, who has a previous conviction, to serve the jail term with effect from March 8.

The Brunei Times