Malaysian authorities have arrested five people who stole 85 Bitcoin mining equipment. The four men and one woman rented a building adjacent to the warehouse and made a hole in the concrete wall. By this method they managed to evade the 85 Bitcoin mining equipment, valued at a considerable amount.
The owner of the warehouse complained to the police, and on November 2, the authorities conducted a raid. The five suspects were arrested in the action and several equipment used to make the hole in the wall was seized.
“On October 29, a seller filed a police report after the disappearance of 85 bitcoin machines”,
Seremban police chief Supt Mohd Said Ibrahim told a news conference.
“Subsequently, the police raided and arrested suspects, aged between 25 and 46 years.”
The five suspects – profile
All suspects, including two Indonesians, were arrested in separate raids in Seremban and Nilai. Apparently, the five are friends and have no criminal record.
“Some of the suspects worked as tradesmen and construction workers, while others were unemployed,”
said the police chief at the press conference.
Apparently, they rented the neighboring building to monitor the mining equipment depot and acted almost immediately to evade them.