A MAN who admitted stealing about $2000 worth of items pleaded for mercy in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.
Yasif Khan, 22, who works on a farm in Makoi, Nasinu, appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili to answer to a charge of theft allegedly committed on December 22.
After admitting to the facts, Mr Khan requested that his employment status be taken into consideration because he didn't want to lose his job.
The court heard the victim, an employee of a Narere supermarket, had come home to find some of his belongings missing. He also noticed that his room was in a mess, not the way he left it in the morning.
The stolen items included a digital camera, music box and an Apple iPad. The items were later recovered after Mr Khan, who lives at the same address, admitted taking them.
Police prosecutor Caroline Fisher objected to bail, saying the accused had no fixed address and was originally from Nadi.
However, Mr Ratuvili ruled in Mr Khan's favour, taking into account his plea and the fact that all items were fully recovered.
In mitigation, Mr Khan told the court he was sorry and that his job was his priority. He also promised to live peacefully with his family.
Mr Khan also sought a suspended sentence before the court was adjourned to next month.