SEMPORNA – Buying stolen goods or cheap products from suspicious individuals can lead to tough action from the police said Semporna police chief Supt Peter Umbuas.
Umbuas urged individuals who are approached by unknown or suspicious looking traders who offer products at a low price or offer to sell stolen goods, should immediately report the matter to the police.
“If you realise that you have bought stolen goods or offered stolen products, report the matter to the police,” he said in a statement, here today.
He said last Wednesday, a husband and wife couple were detained by police at Kampung Dap-Dap, here for their alleged involvement in stealing swimming equipment on Sept 20.
“The suspects, aged 35 and 32, were detained at 11.30pm and upon inspection, police found items reported stolen, especially scuba diving equipment in the possession. Among the items were diving mask, battery charger, diving computer watch, Canon camera,” he said.
Initial investigations revealed that the suspect had sold some of the items to an individual in the district while some items were sent to Southern Philippines.
On Sept 20, the owner of shop selling scuba diving equipment had reported that his shop was burgled and when police viewed the CCTV recording, it showed a masked man breaking into the shop and carting away the goods. – BERNAMA