A total of 31 people have been arrested following the break-in at a convenience store in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam, earlier this week.
Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said they comprise 10 Indonesians, seven Bangladeshis, nine Nepalis and five Myanmar nationals.
In a statement, he said they would be investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code.
Baharudin also said that crime prevention elements had been initiated in all places affected by the floods, and advised the public against breaking the law.
He said police control posts have been set up in Section 25 in Taman Sri Muda and Taman Kemuning Utama in Section 33.
Mydin boss Ameer Ali Mydin yesterday confirmed a break-in at his hypermarket branch in Taman Sri Muda, which he said had suffered millions of ringgit in damage from the floods last weekend.
However he said he had forgiven those involved who broke in to survive the flood disaster.
“To be frank, I do not condone this act of stealing but in this emergency situation, perhaps they had no choice and were forced to do so in order to survive,” he said.
Sri Muda was badly hit by the massive floods which swept through a number of states over the weekend after several days of continuous heavy rain.
Baharudin said four more bodies had been found as of yesterday evening, bringing the death toll to 12 comprising seven men and five women.
The four latest bodies which were taken to Hospital Shah Alam for a post-mortem have yet to be identified.