Telecom Equipment Thieves Nabbed

10 August 2007

Eight men were caught red-handed for stealing equipment from a telecommunications transmission tower in a Paloh plantation here. Police were alerted by the control centre of the telecommunications operator when they detected a disturbance at that tower at 2:30am.

The men were breaking into the tower when they were arrested and their van seized. Two walkie-talkies and some electronic equipment were also found with them.

The suspects are responsible for about RM2 million worth of equipment theft. They would travel in a van with Tenaga Nasional Bhd markings. They have been stealing batteries and back-up generators in 17 cases over Johor, Malacca and Negri Sembilan.

The group of men, aged between 16 and 30 years, have been remanded till Saturday.

New Straits Times – 8 suspects held over telecom tower thefts

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One Response to “Telecom Equipment Thieves Nabbed”

  1. well thats a very good news .

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