Three guards nabbed for steal­ing 28 TVs

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

NIBONG TEBAL: Three se­cu­rity guards hired by a prop­erty de­vel­oper have been ar­rested for al­legedly steal­ing 28 LED tele­vi­sion sets from the com­pany’s store­room in Ban­dar Cas­sia here.

Pe­nang po­lice chief Comm Datuk Seri A. Thaivee­gan said a con­trac­tor lodged a re­port on Wed­nes­day after he dis­cov­ered the TVs – rang­ing from 43-inch models to 75-inch models – miss­ing from the locked room.

“We man­aged to track down four sus­pects aged be­tween 21 and 48 liv­ing nearby in Sim­pang Am­pat.

“Ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that three se­cu­rity guards stole the screens be­fore they stopped work­ing on Dec 28 last year.

“We be­lieve they broke into the store­room be­tween Dec 20 and 26 and then kept the loot at a 41-year-old Bangladeshi man’s house,” he told re­porters at the South Se­berang Prai dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters in Jawi yes­ter­day.

Comm Thaivee­gan added that po­lice have so far re­cov­ered 26 of the screens worth about RM400,000 and are trac­ing the re­main­ing two units which are be­lieved to have been sold.

“We be­lieve the screens were sold on so­cial me­dia at a dis­counted price.

“They sold it for be­tween RM1,000 and RM2,000 each while their ac­tual re­tail price is be­tween RM4,000 and RM7,000 each,” he said.

Comm Thaivee­gan said the four sus­pects have been re­manded for a week pend­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The car used to trans­port the screens was also seized.

Also present at the press con­fer­ence was South Se­berang Prai dis­trict po­lice chief Supt Shafee Ab­dul Sa­mad.

In safe hands: Comm Thaivee­gan (fore­ground) show­ing some of the re­cov­ered LED tele­vi­sions.

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