Contractor Arrested for Stealing Jewellery and Antiques

8 September 2007
Penang

A contractor has been arrested on suspicion that he was involved in stealing RM1 million worth of valuables from luxury homes in Batu Ferringhi. Police found twelve paintings, six antique vase stands and a Rolex watch in his house on Thursday.

The 35-year-old suspect was breaking into his neighbour’s house for the second time that day at 2:30pm.

Police believe that the stolen items belonged to a 68-year-old widowed woman whose house was broken into on 22 August 2007. They also found various pieces of jewellery, antique watches, 27 credit cards, a digital camera, a Sheaffer pen and a Dunhill lighter.

28 paintings and a jade collection are missing, which could have been sold off by the suspect.

The Star Online – Contractor burglar held
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