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Student handed suspended sentence, fined $200

July 21, 2019 11:17 am

An 18-year-old student handed a suspended sentence for two counts of aggravated burglary has been ordered to pay a fine of $200.

Tevita Lowe pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated burglary and has been sentenced to two years and eight months with a non-parole period of 18 months.

Considering the time spent in remand the time remaining to be served was two years, five months and 16 days which has been suspended for three years.

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The court heard, in May this year Lowe and others entered the house of a nurse in Cunningham, Nasinu early in the morning and stole assorted items worth $2, 640.

High court Judge Justice Vinsent Perera said burglary was pre-planned.

Justice Perera said there was no substantial recovery.

Therefore he says it is appropriate to impose a fine of $200.

Justice Perera said Lowe cannot be allowed to leave the court with the impression that he just walked out with a suspended sentence after being involved in a burglary involving $2, 640 and benefiting from that crime.

Lowe has been ordered to pay the fine within three months.

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