MIRI: Police yesterday (June 6) arrested five men on suspicion of breaking into a store and stealing several construction equipment on June 1.
The incident happened at Jalan Riam, Mile 6 when the owner was informed by his friend around 5.30pm that his store had been broken into by several unidentified men.
The store owner lodged a police report after realising a generator, wired ropes, belian wood and metal pipes (all used for renovation works) were missing.
Yesterday, a CID team acting on a tipoff, arrested the suspects – four locals and an Indonesian – in a store at Jalan Riam, Mile 5.
Police confiscated a chainsaw, scaffoldings, window frames and a van used in the crime.
Miri deputy police chief Supt Mohd Sabri Zainol, who confirmed the arrests, said the suspects aged between 30 and 50, were arrested around 6.30pm.
The case is being investigated under Section 379 and Section 447 of the Penal Code.
The suspects were also each issued a RM1,500 compound for violating the movement control order (MCO) standard operating procedure (SOP).