Six nabbed for stealing rice from factory in Kulai

KULAI: Police have arrested six men suspected of being involved in a break-in at a factory in Jalan Sri Putri, Taman Sri Putri near here, on Tuesday (April 27).

Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the suspects, all locals aged between 20 and 34, were nabbed in five separate locations in Kulai, Kelapa Sawit and Senai between 4.30am and 8.15am on Wednesday (April 28).

He said the owner of the factory discovered the premises was broken into after finding the padlock on its front door damaged.

“Upon entering the factory, the owner found the place had been ransacked with bags of rice found scattered on the floor," Supt Tok said in a statement on Thursday (April 29).

He said the owner lodged a police report saying that bags of rice worth a total of about RM1,000 had been stolen by the suspects.

He added that in the operation to round up the suspects, a police team led by Insp Hairi Rosli seized 44 bags of rice and found various tools such as crowbars and a metal cutter.

“We also seized a motor trailer and two bikes," Supt Tok said, adding that the seized items were worth around RM70,000.

Supt Tok said during initial investigations, the suspects admitted their involvement in the break-in at the factory in Taman Sri Putri.

He said the owner would be called to identify the stolen goods.

Supt Tok said the five suspects have criminal records including drug offences and two of them are on the police wanted list.

The suspects have been remanded for seven days from Thursday until May 5, and the case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for trespass and housebreaking.

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