A 38-year-old information technology officer went on a shoe-stealing spree at Masjid Wilayah before he was caught red-handed by a security guard.
Not only does this this has an actual job, police also found out several more pairs of stolen shoes in the boot of his Mercedes-Benz!
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said they uncovered 13 pairs of shoes of various sizes last Saturday.
The thief’s schemes were exposed when one of the victims had lodged a report about the theft at the mosque.
â€œWhen asked, the suspect said the shoes were his but we realised that they did not match his size.
â€œA man who was at the scene came forward and pointed out his shoes that were taken from the mosque,â€ he told newsmen yesterday.
ACP Munusamy said the shoes were believed stolen within a day at Masjid Wilayah, and investigations revealed that the car belonged to the suspectâ€™s housemate.
Police said the man could be a habitual thief.