Two men caught red-handed stealing gas tanks

Police personnel with the two suspects and the gas tanks seized from them.

SIBU: Two men were arrested on Friday after they were caught red-handed stealing an oxygen tank and a gas tank in Telok Selalo here.

Sibu police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed the arrest, saying police have recovered the two stolen tanks. Police also seized a cutter which they believed the suspects had used in the crime.

“The arrest was a result of cooperation from the villagers. A villager had called the police at 1.10pm to inform that they had caught two thieves.”

Stanley said the caller wanted to hand  them over to the police for further action.

“A police mobile patrol unit rushed over to bring the suspects back to our Lanang Road police station.”

He said a third suspect had evaded arrest by running to the nearby forest.

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