TAWAU: A foreigner believed to be attempting to steal copper cables and equipment at one of SESB substation at Batu 3 Jalan Apas, has been apprehended by SESB auxiliary police at about 5.00pm last Tuesday.
SESB Senior General Manager (Asset Management), Muhamad Nazri Pazil, said the suspect who is in his 20s along with several seized equipments believed to be used for the crime have been handed to the police for further action.
“The suspect who was accompanied by his friend were suspected of trying to steal from the substation, but the other person managed to escape,” he said in a press conference today.
Nazri said since last October, his department has recorded eleven encroachment cases involving substations with the total cost of damages estimated to be RM300,000.
He calls for the public and consumers to contact SESB auxiliary police through the number 088-282455 to report any suspicious individuals who are inside SESB substation area. -SayangSabah