A local man was found guilty by the Bandar Seri Begawan Syariah High Court on three charges and the offence of carrying out sariqah which is theft under Chapter 55 bracket-3 bracket -B of the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 which brings about a Ta'zir sentence.

Abdul Hafiz bin Hj Muhammad Irwan was found to have stolen various vehicle parts from a car parked at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital parking area. The accused also stole four sports rims and four tyres from a car parked at Jalan Robert, Bandar Seri Begawan and stole four sports rims, four tyres and a double din radio tape from a car parked at the Gadong commercial area. The defendant was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for each offence consecutively, totalling 36 months and the stolen items returned to the victims based on Chapter 61 bracket-1 of the Syariah Penal Code Order. Meanwhile, for the unrecovered items, the defendant must pay a compensation of 150 dollars to the victims.

Source: Radio Television Brunei