Gas cylinder thief nabbed

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POLICE apprehended a local man mere hours after a theft was reported at Pengiran setia Negara Pengiran Mohamad Yusof Primary School on Monday morning.

The school's kitchen staff, on the first day of the week-long school holidays, noticed that it was missing a stove and gas cylinder estimated to be worth $200.

Seria Police Station received the report at 8.17am. Acting on a public tip-off, the assistant investigation officer and special duty personnel proceeded to the nearby Lorong 3 Seria barrack housing area where the 45-year-old suspect was arrested.

The stolen items were recovered. Following an interrogation and police statements, the suspect has been charged under Chapter 380 of the Penal Code and will be brought to court today.

The police thanked the cooperation of members of the public for their assistance that led to the swift arrest of the man.

The Brunei Times