A local man has committed guilty at the Bandar Seri Begawan Magistrate Court for an offence of attempting theft under Section 511 which was read with 379 Chapter 22 Criminal Penal Code.

Haji Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, 52 years old, was sentence to six months imprisonment. The sentence commenced from 2nd February, the date he was arrested for conducting such an offence at Kampung Lurong Sikuna, Kampung Ayer.

According to the police, the accused was apprehended by the kampung resident on suspicion to escape after he managed to cut one of the boat's chain blocks with the aim to steal it. After being contacted and rushed to the scene, the police then took the suspect to the police station for further investigation.

Source: Radio Television Brunei