JOHOR BARU: A Bangladeshi and three Malaysians were recently arrested for a factory break-in in Pasir Gudang, here.
The suspects had made off with RM30,000 worth of lorry engine parts comprising two lorry clutches, an air bellow, an air dryer, an engine mounting, four metal components, five cylinder metal rods, eight brake linings, two sets of ball bearings, a piston, a box of coolant filter and five rubber rings.
Johor police deputy chief Datuk Ismail Yatim said it was believed that the suspects, aged between 25 and 44, used a foreigner working in the factory to gain entry.
The parts they stole were sold to unsuspecting mechanics.
Following intelligence gathered, the task force set up for the case picked up the suspects in Johor Jaya here and Mantin, Negri Sembilan.
The suspects led the police to the buyers.
Investigations revealed that that one of the suspects, 38, had 13 criminal records for drugs, armed robbery, break-in and rape, among others. He is also wanted in five cases.
With the arrest, police believe they have solved five factory break-in cases reported in Seri Alam.