Terengganu cops launch hunt for 3 bihun factory robbers

Zarina Abdullah

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police are looking for three burglars, believed to have broken into a bihun (rice vermicelli) factory in Bukit Kor industrial area in Marang, last Monday.

They were believed to have escaped with cash and valuables worth RM200,000.

State Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Hamzah said investigators are scrutinising the close-circuit television cameras' footages to identify the culprits, so far suspected to be Malaysians.

"We are tracking them down to assist our investigation," he said.

State police chief Datuk Rosli Ab Rahman earlier said the three burglars had entered the factory between midnight and 2am, by climbing down the roof and forced open two safes in the factory.

He said the factory manager was informed of the incident at 8.30am by his worker who opened the factory for business in the morning.

He said a report was lodged at the Marang police station.

"Our investigation showed that the culprits has cut off the alarm, climbed down from the roof and two tampered with safes at the factory. One of them contained RM145,000 in cash." he said.