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Sessions Court judge’s laptop stolen in break-in

PENANG, 2 Feb 2009: Thieves broke into the office of the Criminal Sessions Court judge here over the weekend and escaped with a laptop computer worth RM4,000.

Penang CID chief SAC II Wan Abdullah Tunku Said said the break-in was discovered by Sessions Court Judge Rosilah Yop when she arrived for work at her office at 7.50am today.

“She found things scattered all over the table and signs that the steel cabinet had been tampered with. On opening it, she found that her laptop worth RM4,000 missing.”

The break-in on level 7 of the Magistrate’s/Sessions Court building was believed to have occurred between 30 Jan and last night when the court was not in session.

Wan Abdullah said footage from the closed circuit television (CCTV) recording showed it was committed by two suspects who had entered via the staircase or lift at the rear of the building.

He said the door of the Criminal Sessions Court had no signs of forced entry while the judge’s office broken into was equipped with a sophisticated alarm system.

The case is investigated under section 457 of the Penal Code for breaking into a building. — Bernama


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