Man steals, fined $300

THE Honiara Central Magistrates Court has fined a 25-year-old man for $300 or in default 20 days imprisonment after being arrested and charged by police officers from Honiara Central Police station on April 15, 2018 for allegedly stealing a plastic bag with valuable goods at the Honiara Central Market.

It is alleged the man stole a plastic bag from a 38- year-old female at the Central Market on April 14, 2018.

The female had bought parcels of cabbage, beans and heaps of eggplants which were kept inside the bag, and left the bag besides the market fencing while she went over to buy some more products.

When she returned to get the bag, it was not there.

Police also reports that bystanders saw the man took away the bag.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC)Honiara City Chief Superintendent Alfred Uiga says, “I wish to thank the witnesses who assisted with the police investigation which resulted in the man involved arrested, charged with one count simple larceny and brought before court on April 16, 2018.

“My message to the public, do not leave your goods without someone looking after them whenever you do shopping either in the markets or any shops in Honiara.

“I appeal to the good residents of Honiara and visitors into the city to help your police by reporting any alleged crime of similar nature.”

Honiara police can be contacted on phone numbers: 22999 (Honiara Central Police Station), 22044 (Market Police), 28999 (China Town Police), 22791/21363 (White River Police) and 39647 or 999 Toll free line (Police Communication Centre).


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