Men accused of home theft out on bail

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TWO men accused of stealing from a house have been released on bail while charges against them are being finalised.

Hj Sharol Ali, 39, and Hairol Azmi Basri, 36, who were remanded from January 28 pending an investigation into the case, were each released on February 1 on $2,500 court bail or the same amount in one local surety.

The men are accused of stealing a 32-inch television set and a laptop from a house in Kg Beribi on December 18, 2015. The penalty carries a prison term of up to seven years and an unspecified fine.

Prosecuting Officer Pg Hjh Nor’ Azmeena Pg Hj Mohidin indicated to the court that they are finalising the charges against the men and didn’t have any objection to them being released on court bail pending the next mention of the case.

The court granted the defendants’ release and scheduled for a further mention of the case on February 16, 2016.

The Brunei Times