Court office burgled, cash in drawers stolen


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004

IPOH: Burglars broke into the Ipoh Lower Court administration office over the weekend and stole cash left in desk drawers by court staff. 

Ipoh CID chief Deputy Supt Mazlan Mansor said the break-in took place between Saturday afternoon and yesterday morning. 

He said the intruders were believed to have entered the office after cutting the grille at the payment counter located on the first floor of the court building. 

Apart from the missing cash totalling RM453, he said the police had yet to discover any missing files. 

He said a court staff discovered the break-in when he went to open the office at 6.50am yesterday and lodged a police report. 

“The thieves had climbed onto the roof of the motorcycle shelter to get to the first-floor office. 

“They then broke several windowpanes and cut the payment counter safety grille to gain entry,” he said after carrying out an investigation at the court office here yesterday. 

DSP Mazlan said police discovered a screwdriver at the scene. 

He said police had questioned several staff including the security guard who was on duty when the alleged crime took place. 

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