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PNG Man Gets Suspended Sentence For Burglary, Theft

A Papua New Guinea national was handed a two-year suspended sentence yesterday by the Suva Magis­trate’s Court. In sentencing San Paro for one count each of theft and bur­glary, Magistrate
22 Dec 2017 11:00
PNG Man Gets Suspended Sentence For Burglary, Theft

A Papua New Guinea national was handed a two-year suspended sentence yesterday by the Suva Magis­trate’s Court.

In sentencing San Paro for one count each of theft and bur­glary, Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa noted that the accused was a first offender and had co-operated with the Police.

Magistrate Boseiwaqa said the defendant had shown genu­ine remorse by co-operating with Police, admitting the alle­gations and voluntarily pleaded guilty in court.

Magistrate Boseiwaqa told Paro that if he reoffended and was successfully convicted, the suspended sentence may be activated.

Paro was given the suspended sentence to rehabilitate him­self.

Facts of the case

For the burglary charge, Paro, on June 10, 2017, at Spring Street in Toorak, Suva, entered the store of Paper Stationary Supplies as a trespasser with intent to commit theft.

For the theft charge, Paro, on June 10, 2017, at Spring St in Toorak, Suva, dishonestly appropriated (stole) one Toshiba laptop worth $1000, one HP laptop worth $1800, and $1000 in cash with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of his or her property.

On December 20, 2017, Paro waived his right to a lawyer, pleaded guilty and admitted to the summary of facts.

He had asked for forgiveness of the court since he did not have family in the country and his visa will expire on Decem­ber 25, 2017.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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