Teenager jailed to two years for burglary

A TEENAGER was sentenced to two years imprisonment by the High Court in Labasa following conviction of charges of aggravated robbery and theft.

Petero Ratucove had pleaded guilty to both counts.

The 19-year-old committed the offence in March this year at Savusavu on Vanua Levu when he entered the house of one Seremia Ovini and stole items valued at $790.

Justice Thushara Rajasinghe said in view of the seriousness of the offence, he did not find any appropriate reason to suspend Ratuvoce’s sentence.

He said the offence of burglary was one of the dangerous forms of property crime as offenders could create the fear and insecurity among people.