NIBONG TEBAL: Police have arrested three security guards and a Bangladeshi construction worker after 28 LED screens were found missing from a developer’s storeroom in Bandar Cassia here.
Penang police chief Comm Datuk Seri A. Thaiveegan said the suspects, aged between 21 and 48, were arrested last Friday in separate locations in Simpang Ampat, and 26 of the screens have so far been recovered.
“Initial investigation revealed that three security guards of the developer have allegedly stolen the screens before they stopped working on Dec 28 last year.
“We believe the guards had broken into the storeroom and stole the screens between last Dec 20 and 26, and brought the loot back to the Bangladeshi’s house for storage,” said Comm Thaiveegan during a press conference at the district police headquarters in Jawi on Sunday (Jan 13).
“We believe the screens have been sold on social media.
“The screens are advertised on Facebook, claiming that they have been confiscated by the Customs Department and resold to the market at discounted prices,” he said.
All four suspects have been remanded for a week pending investigations into the case under Section 457 of the Penal Code for housebreaking.
Also present at the press conference was South Seberang Prai district police chief Supt Shafee Abdul Samad.