KUCHING, March 23: A man was arrested, while two others escaped after they were caught breaking into a 33kV substation off Jalan Sungai Maong Ulu, here, on Thursday (March 19).
Sarawak Energy, in a statement, said its Corporate Security Response Team went to the location and managed to apprehend one of the suspect after receiving a public tip-off that three men were seen breaking into the facility.
“When the security team arrived, they saw the three men dismantling cables and managed to apprehend one of them, while two others managed to escape,” it said.
The statement added that hardware tools and a syringe were found on the man, which was handed over to the police for further investigation.
It was understood that after the arrest, police also found 15 metres of 95mm armoured-core cables and 10 metres Protection Control and Instrumentation (PCI) cables on the ground and switchyard.
“Cable theft is an offence and is extremely dangerous, as it can cause serious injuries and even death from electrocution,” Sarawak Energy said.
If the public noticed suspicious activities or observing individuals near its electrical equipment or facilities, the state energy development company advised to contact Sarawak Energy Customer Care Centre at 1300-88-33111, or email to email@example.com. — DayakDaily