KUALA LUMPUR: Two men have been arrested for trespassing on the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base here.
The suspects are believed to have taken copper wires from the base and loaded them onto their motorcycles before they were spotted by personnel at the base.
Brickfields Deputy OCPD Supt Basri Sagoni said they received a police report on the incident at around 12.22pm on Wednesday.
“The complainant realised something amiss while on duty with a colleague at around 9.15am.
“The complainant saw two unknown men inside the perimeter of the RMAF family housing area,” he said in a statement yesterday.
He said the complainant tried to chase after the two suspects but to no avail.
“When they checked along the outside wall nearby, they found two motorcycles which were believed to be used by the suspects. They also found two containers filled with copper and electric cables, suspected to have been taken from inside the RMAF base,” he said, adding that the police managed to arrest two men aged 19 and 35 in connection with the case.
Supt Basri said they also seized two mobile phones and tools used by the suspects to commit crimes.
Both suspects, he added, do not have a prior record and will be remanded to assist in investigation.
The police have classified the case under Section 447 of the Penal Code for criminal trespass.
On another case, Supt Basri said the police have arrested a foreign man for allegedly breaking into a restaurant in Kuchai Lama here.
He said the 28-year-old operator of the restaurant at Jalan Kuchai Maju 1 was informed by one of the workers about the break-in at around 8am on Wednesday.
The police then conducted a raid at Jalan 6/116B off Jalan Kuchai Lama at around 3.30pm and arrested a foreign man aged 26 who has been remanded for two weeks to help with investigations.
“We seized cash as well as clothes and tools,” he added.