According to NST, police have arrested a married couple suspected of being involved in stealing expensive items at pharmacies, convenient outlets and supermarkets in North Klang district, last Friday (19 Feb).
North Klang district police chief, ACP Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh said their activities came to light after a closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) of a pharmacy recorded them putting away stolen items in their sling bags.
She said they picked pharmacies, convenient stores and supermarkets without a scanner at the exit to avoid being detected.
“They were detained at their rented house in North Klang district at 10pm. Subsequently, we also arrested two local men, who bought stolen goods from the couple… The couple targeted expensive items such as branded baby formula, cosmetics and personal care products,” she said yesterday (23 Feb) at a media conference.
Once the couple successfully stole those items, they sold them off to the two men, who were the owner and worker of a sundry outlet in South Klang district. When arrested, all of them, aged 20 to their 40s, screened negative for drugs and have no criminal records.
Nurulhuda also noted that the shopkeeper would sell the stolen items at his shop and online at below-market prices.
She said the suspects had been carrying out the activities since last year, while the retail shop owner also bought stolen goods from other individuals in South Klang district and Shah Alam.
“We have solved 10 cases of theft at several pharmacies, convenience stores and supermarkets, with losses amounting to RM50,000 in the district. The suspects were remanded until tomorrow and the cases are being investigated under Section 380 and 411 of the Penal Code,” she added.