Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Careful Mr Owner: Con artist who steals furniture from rented houses

Cops looking for con artist who steals furniture from rented houses -

KUALA LUMPUR: Police are on the lookout for a conman who poses as a prospective tenant and then steals furniture and appliances from fully-furnished homes in the Klang Valley.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the latest case occurred on April 13 when the man contacted a real estate agent on the pretext of renting a fully-furnished condominium unit along Persiaran Syed Putra.
“The real estate agent, who met the suspect at the condominium unit, received a cheque of RM3,600 from him.

“The suspect told the agent he wanted to move in quickly and would sign the necessary documents the next day.

“The agent agreed to this and handed over the keys. However, the agent found out later that the cheque had bounced.
“When he rushed to the condominium, he found that the man had fled with the furniture and electrical appliances inside,” he said here yesterday.

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