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IPOH: The lure of riches proved too hard to resist for a security firm technician when he stole RM235,280 while transferring cash from a bank to the firm’s van.
The 23-year-old man is believed to have hidden the money, which was in a canvas bag, in his black jacket without the knowledge of his colleagues.
State Commercial Crime chief Supt Maszely Minhad said the man was assigned with another technician and three security guards to collect money from cash deposit machines from several banks here on Tuesday afternoon.
“The firm subsequently discovered one canvas bag missing from the day’s collection and proceeded to conduct an internal inquiry.
“They reported the matter to the police the next day when they failed to recover the missing cash,” he said yesterday.
Supt Maszely said police arrested the three guards at about 5.20pm on Thursday. The other technician was also questioned but not detained.
“Based on their statements, we found out that the suspect had with him a black jacket while on duty. We arrested the man, who later confessed to hiding the canvas bag with missing cash inside his jacket,” he said.
Following the arrest on Friday, police recovered RM210,000 in a black bag in some bushes near Kampung Bunga Tanjung.
“Our officers also found remnants of the canvas bag and plastic bags with the bank’s logo, which the man had tried to get rid off by burning. When questioned, the man, a diploma holder in electronics engineering, denied he was in debt or experiencing financial difficulties,” he said.
Supt Maszely said the man had admitted to spending part of the money but did not know where the rest was.
The suspect has been remanded for three days until today and the rest released on police bail.
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