Security guards cart off S$78,000 in electronic goods

PETALING JAYA - Two security guards did more than open up the doors of their employer's shop for the day's business.

They carted off more than RM200,000 (S$78,000) worth of electronic goods.

However, they were nabbed after the police got their personal details from their security company.

Police later discovered that the shop's supervisor was also involved in the theft.

During the incident at Sunway Pyramid on Thursday, the two Nepalese guards were supposed to open the telecommunication shop's doors at 6.45am.

Instead of going back to their routine of guarding the place, they pried open the door to the storeroom and carted away 99 smartphones and tablets.

The outlet's manager lodged a police report after discovering the break-in as he came to work.

Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said information from the security company led to the arrest of the two guards, age 23 and 24, at a flat in Fortune Avenue, Kepong.

They were arrested at around 5pm on Friday.Police recovered 74 units of the stolen items from the raid.

ACP Yahaya said the shop's 25-year-old supervisor was picked up after the police found 23 more units of the stolen items in his house in Jalan PJU 1A/5.

Among the items recovered are tablets and smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Mini and Sony Xperia.

The case is being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code for robbery.