In an attempt to feed his drinking habit, a security guard resorted to breaking into a courthouse in Melaka and stole more than RM800 before getting caught.
Kosmo reported that the 25-year-old suspect, who held the job for the past two months at the Ayer Keroh Court Complex, was remanded for six days starting today for the theft.
M’sian security guard steals RM835 from Melaka courthouse to buy alcohol
Melaka Tengah district police chief Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit said police were alerted of the incident when a report was lodged by a clerk at the Accountability Office (PTJ) of the Ayer Keroh Court Complex last Tuesday (Aug 29).
“The clerk inspected the premises and found signs of a break-in at the office window. A team of officers from the Melaka Tengah District Police Headquarters’ (IPD) Criminal Investigation Division later arrested a suspicious man at the premise at 12.30pm yesterday (Sept 7).
“The suspect later confessed to stealing RM835 from the office safe and breaking into the café. He also admitted to using the money for personal use, including purchasing alcohol,” he said.
Urine tests showed that the suspect tested negative for drugs and the case is being probed under Section 457 of the Penal Code for trespassing.