Ensure safety of premises and goods sold, Ipoh cops tell storeowners

By Sylvia Looi
My Station owner Shahhul Hamed Sanudin points to a toy dispensing machine at his shop in Meru Permai January 22, 2018. — Picture courtesy of Shahhul Hamed Sanudin

IPOH, Jan 22 — The police have urged business operators today to take steps to ensure the safety of their business premises and items sold at their shop.

Responding to a Malay Mail report of a convenience store which was repeatedly faced thefts, district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby insisted that the police do conduct constant patrolling in the area.

“The area in question is under the purview of district police’s multi-purpose vehicle and motorcycle patrol unit,” he said over text message.

“Besides that, crime prevention patrolling are also conducted there,” he added.

Earlier today, Malay Mail reported that owner Shahhul Hamed Sanudin has faced numerous thefts at all three shops since he started his 24-hour convenience store My Station in 2013 at Meru.

This month, two men on a motorcycle ran off with a toy-dispensing machine from the Meru Permai outlet. The incident was captured by the store CCTV camera and the clip has since gone viral.