492. Restitution orders.

Where goods1 have been stolen2, and either a person is convicted of any offence with reference to the theft (whether or not the stealing is the gist of his offence3) or a person is convicted of any other offence but such an offence is taken into consideration in determining his sentence4, the court by or before which the offender is convicted may on the conviction (whether or not the passing of sentence is in other respects deferred) exercise any of the following powers5:


    (1)     the court may order anyone having possession or control of the stolen goods to restore