Johor cops arrest suspect linked to theft at Pengerang warehouse


KOTA TINGGI: Police have arrested a man following a break-in at a warehouse near Pengerang here that resulted in several equipment worth a total of RM400,000 being stolen.

Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Hussin Zamora said a police report was lodged by the company’s representative at around 11.10am Monday (July 31) after their metal scaffolding and generator sets were stolen from the warehouse.

“Based on information, police arrested a male suspect in his 40s at Pekan Jabi in Segamat at around 5pm Tuesday (Aug 1). We have reasons to believe that the suspect is involved in the case.

“Following the suspect's arrest, police have successfully found the missing items that were hidden in a forest area along Jalan Sungai Pulai in Tanjung Kupang near Iskandar Puteri,” he said here Wednesday (Aug 2).

Supt Hussin said besides the missing items, police also found a lorry that has been reported missing in Seri Alam since March last year at the scene.

“We solved the case within 31 hours after the report was lodged, and further checks on the suspect found he has two prior criminal records,” he added.

Supt Hussin said the suspect was being remanded until Friday (Aug 4) to assist with the investigation under Section 379 of the Penal Code.

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