Unmanned police station stripped by burglars

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, July 11: When it comes to opportunistic burglars, even an abandoned and unmanned police station is not off limits.

On Wednesday morning, two policemen on patrol were shocked to discover the police station in Sungai Tujoh in Kuala Baram here vandalised and ransacked by intruders for valuables.

According to sources, the discovery was made around 11am.

Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah when contacted later today confirmed a report was lodged over the incident.

“Several items including aluminium window frames and four water tanks were stolen,” he said.

Lim added, the police station has been left inactive since 2016.

Meanwhile, on an unrelated case, an eatery owner in Batu Niah suffered losses of nearly RM3,000 after intruder(s) broke into her premises and carted away not just six cooking gas cylinders but 30kg of beef and mutton.

The incident was discovered around 6am on Wednesday by the premises staff.

They immediately alerted the owner who later contacted the police.

Sources added, that the thieves also took away 10kg of chicken meat.

A police team was despatched to the scene to investigate.

As of press time, the culprits have yet to be be arrested. — DayakDaily