Chinese tourist robbed in Genting Highlands, man held
KUANTAN, July 30 — A 38-year-old man was arrested in Genting Highlands on Saturday after he allegedly robbed a female tourist from China the previous day.
The 37-year-old tourist was robbed in her hotel room in the highlands resort at about 4.30am on Friday, said Pahang CID secretariat officer ASP Noor Asyikin Shamsuri.
“The suspect, who worked as a cook in the highlands resort and known to the victim, knocked on her door at about 4.30am. He pounced on her after she opened the door and tied her up with mobile phone charger wires.
“He then ransacked the room and got away with three mobile phones and RM1,900. The victim’s losses amounted to about RM5,000,” said Noor Asyikin.
The suspect has six previous criminal records, including drug cases. — Bernama