Cashbox case hearing today

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PROSECUTION and defence lawyers will make sentencing and mitigation submissions today regarding the case of a man convicted of stealing foreign and local currencies in 2020.

Sentencing and mitigation submission has to be filed to the court before court can decide on the sentencing.

This is the case of Ian Pias Walelabua who was convicted on the last occasion for stealing a cash box or safe box containing SBD300,000, AUD20,000 and 5000 British Pounds at a dwelling house in the Henderson area.

Walelabua was convicted of one count of Burglary in relation to an incident which occurred on August 28, 2020 at the Henderson area.

Police alleged that he and another male entered into the complainant’s house by climbing the wall, and removed the security camera.

The allegation said it was when they were inside the house, they removed a cash box that contained the amount of $300,000 SBD, $20,000AUD and 5,000 pounds.

It was also alleged that Walelabua before committing the offence had called another employee, who also works for the complainant to find out the couple’s movement on that night.

The phone conversations were made by the accused and his phone call was to check on the couple whether they were out of their residence.

Police also said Walelabua had worked as an electronic officer for the complainant.