Sarawak wants heavier penalties to deter cable theft

KUCHING: Sarawak will review existing laws to impose heavier penalties on buyers of stolen scrap metal as the existing law is too lenient. "I will consult the Sarawak Attorney General (Datu Saferi Ali) regarding the law on second-hand goods as the present penalty of RM5,000 is too low," said Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg. Speaking...

QuickCheck: Did a man steal from a jewellery store in broad daylight in Penang?

RECENTLY, a viral video showed a man running away with a handful of gold from a jewellery store. The video began with a man walking into the jewellery store and showing interest in buying some gold. When presented with the jewellery he requested, and while the shopkeeper was calculating the price of the gold, he grabbed...

Kluang man loses RM2,000 after allegedly falling victim to ‘black magic’

KLUANG: A man in his 40s lost RM2,000 after allegedly becoming a victim of “pukau” (black magic) at a shop in Jalan Langsat here. Kluang OCPD Asst Comm Bahrin Mohd Noh said the incident occurred on Sunday (May 19) at 4.30pm after an unknown man entered the premises. “Based on the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, the suspect...

Car gone in less than a minute, no thanks to technology

PETALING JAYA: Thieves are now able to steal, within a minute, cars that have push-start mechanism or keyless technology. These thefts can even be carried out in under 30 seconds, said Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia (VTREC) coordinator Mas Tina Abdul Hamid, who described the process as “relatively easy”. She said the thieves will hack...

Four suspects remanded for stealing unclaimed money

SIBU: Four individuals, including two civil servants, are held in custody for stealing RM175,000 in unclaimed money. The suspects, three men and a woman aged 29 to 42, were arrested on April 14 and 15. They were alleged to have forged documents to withdraw money from an unclaimed account. They were brought to the Magistrates Court on Monday...

Duo plead not guilty over RM4.6mil casino chip heist

BENTONG: Two men were charged in a Magistrate’s Court here Wednesday (Nov 8) with breaking into a casino room in Genting Highlands last month and stealing 1,160 casino chips worth RM4.6mil belonging to Genting Highlands Bhd. Koay Boan Seng, 32, and Hoo Chee Chuan, 38, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Magistrate...

Cops detect five more suspects, arrest ten in casino chips theft

KUANTAN: Police have tracked down five local men including the mastermind in the RM4.6 million casino chips heist at Genting Highlands on Oct 28, believed to be the largest chips robbery in the highland resort. They are Lee Kien Keong, 44, of Taman Medan Indah Sungai Lui, Raub who is believed to be among the masterminds;...

JB pawn shop owner alleges ex-employee stole RM100,000 worth of items, cash

JOHOR BARU: A pawnshop owner claims that a former employee stole more than RM100,000 in jewellery and cash. The owner of the shop located in Gelang Patah, who only wanted to be known as May, said she hired the then 18-year-old girl in July 2022 to man the front counter. The 58-year-old said she shrugged off constant...

Thieves fail to cart away one-tonne horse statue from JB housing estate

JOHOR BARU: Two thieves managed to cart away a one-tonne statue of horse placed at the entrance of Taman Sri Pulai Perdana near here. Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm Rahmat Ariffin said the statue – which is made of iron and coated with copper – was stolen at 8.29am on Sunday (Sept 24) by the duo...

15 nabbed for pilfering PETRONAS diesel

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 15 men for illegally selling PETRONAS diesel following raids in six states. Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the operation was conducted after an internal investigation by PETRONAS and intelligence gathering by police. The suspects were aged between 29 and 52, he added. "We also seized...