Police in Malaysia have arrested three Vietnamese burglars who stole at least US$57,000 from lottery outlets in the south-west of the peninsula.
The Star Online on Monday quoted Raja Shahrom Raja Abdullah, chief assistant commissioner of the Mallaca Criminal Investigation Division, as saying that the three men, aged from 27 to 33, have been involved in nine break-ins at lottery outlets since May.
“The three men, who were unemployed, admitted to committing the crimes. One did not have travel documents,” Abdullah said in a statement issued over the weekend.
Police arrested them at 4 p.m. last Wednesday at an apartment where they confiscated screw-drivers, two drills and a bolt cutter.
Security camera footage showed how the three men broke into the buildings through the roofs or windows before cracking their safes.
Abdullah said investigation found the men have no criminal record.