Wednesday June 27, 2012
Six nabbed for stealing from supermarket
KUCHING: Six supermarket workers, including two security guards, were arrested for allegedly stealing from their workplace.
The management of the supermarket, located along Jalan Penrissen and had been in operation since February this year, claimed that the gang was suspected of stealing a total RM30,000 worth of items over the last two months. All of the suspects were aged between 18 and 28 years.
According to the supermarket’s head of the security, the two security guards were siblings.
He added that the duo were actually assigned to check on the rubbish dump site everyday.
“I believe that during those two months, the workers would tow the trolleys laden with the stolen items, which were hid under heaps of rubbish to avoid observation from the closed circuit television (CCTV) camera, to the dump site.
“From there, two security guards would play their role.
“We did not realise this until the management discovered a deficit of RM30,000 worth of stock, after which I did my own investigation by putting another staff to go undercover and monitor the group’s work.
“It was then we found out about their tactics,” said the security head.
He added that on Monday, he went to conduct a check at the workers’ hostel nearby, where he found a lot of supermarket items and suspected that some might have been sold off.
“When I questioned them (the workers), they admitted that they had been stealing for more than two months. Among the usual items stolen were meat, biscuits, alcoholic drinks, perfumes and electrical appliances.
All suspects were brought to Simpang Tiga police station for questioning before being sent to lock-up.