KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — A bread delivery lorry that was reported stolen in Kuala Lumpur has been found in Terengganu 13 hours later.
According to an Astro Awani report, members of the public notified the owner of the lorry after coming across the abandoned three-tonne lorry near Kampung Neris Meraga Mosque in Kijal, Kemaman at about 8pm yesterday.
Based on photos currently being circulated on social media, the bread shipment appeared to be largely intact.
When contacted, Kemaman district police chief Superintendent Hanyan Ramlan confirmed receiving a report on the vehicle’s discovery.
Hanyan was quoted as saying the lorry that is usually deployed for delivery runs around Kuala Lumpur was reported stolen from Jalan Petaling at 7am yesterday.
It is understood that the driver immediately lodged a report with Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters.
The case will be investigated under Section 379(a) of the Penal Code for car theft.
In a brief statement released at around noon today, Gardenia Bakeries KL (GBKL) confirmed that the stolen lorry belongs to the company.
“The incident occurred while the Van Sales Merchandiser (VSM) was on his daily delivery route. We are pleased to say that he is safe.
“The vehicle and its contents are currently with the police pending investigation,” GBKL said in its statement.
The statement went on to say that in the interest of safeguarding consumers, once the vehicle is released to GBKL after investigations are completed, “all products in it will be disposed of and the vehicle will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected”.