Malaysian Authorities Apprehend 5 Men for Stealing 85 Crypto Machines

Malaysian officials have captured five men accused of taking 85 bitcoin machines. The police caught the men in a police raid on November 2. 

The Sun Daily reveals that four men and one lady leased a structure in Seremban, Malaysia, nearby a warehouse center storing the bitcoin machines. The five used a drill to penetrate through the concrete wall connecting the two structures. All suspects were friends without past criminal records, The Sun reports.

Worth $10,300 each, the machines were probably bitcoin mining rigs, albeit local police didn’t indicate.

“On Oct. 29, a shopkeeper lodged a police report following the missing of 85 bitcoin machines,” Supt Mohd Said Ibrahim, chief police of Seremban, said in a press conference. “Subsequently, police conducted raids and arrested suspects, aged between 25 and 46 years.”

The raids happened last Saturday night between 12 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. local time. Officials seized a vehicle, a four-wheeled automobile, and heavy equipment purportedly utilized for drilling through the concrete, the Sun further said.

The suspects are not sentenced yet.