The police have arrested two men for allegedly stealing four mobile phones belonging to Covid-19 patients at the quarantine centre in the Malaysian Agricultural Expo Park (MAEPS), Serdang, last night.
In a clip posted by TikTok user @ayiekefli, one of the culprits could be seen being interrogated by the cops. The officers on duty were also spotted donning a full set of personal protective equipment (PPE) suits.
Another video posted by the same user showed the two culprits being escorted separately by the police. Others who were at the scene also shared their gratitude to the authorities for their swift action by cheering for them. The suspects just bowed down in embarrassment while being escorted out of the building.
Sepang District Police Chief, ACP Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said a report about the commotion was lodged by a medical officer at MAEPS. The medical officer had also activated the orange code after the fight broke out around10:30pm.
“The complainant informed that the patients had detained two men who have also been receiving treatment in the centre. The two culprits, aged around 20s and 40s, were arrested on suspicion of stealing their handphones,” Wan Kamarul added.
The suspects were then moved to the DG hall for safety reasons. The complainant had also seized four handphones, suspected to have been stolen by the suspects.
The case is being investigated under Section 308 of the Penal Code.