A group of six individuals, including a security guard at an electronic factory, have been apprehended after breaking into the facility and making off with semiconductor raw materials valued at RM180,000.
The incident occurred at an electronic factory in Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Malaysia and was reported to the police. During the break-in, the men forcibly entered the factory, restrained a foreign security guard, and escaped with the stolen raw materials in a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Upon initial investigation, it was discovered that the security guard, aged 40, who orchestrated the crime, was an employee at the same factory. Following the report, the police promptly launched a coordinated operation, arresting the six men, aged between 27 and 47, in different locations across Penang and Selangor from Thursday to Friday. The police successfully recovered all the stolen raw materials, including silicon ingots, wafer scraps, and the vehicle, clothing, and mobile phones believed to have been used during the robbery.
Five individuals had prior criminal records for various offenses, while one, aged 47, tested positive for morphine. They have been remanded for five days to aid in the ongoing investigation.
The case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed gang robbery, and the investigation file will be updated and forwarded to the deputy public prosecutor’s office for consideration of charges.