Malaysia

Police believe arrest of 11 suspects can solve 60 robbery cases

SHAH ALAM, April 7 – Selangor police believe the arrest of 11 suspects, including a woman, during several raids on Friday can solve about 60 robbery cases in Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the suspects, aged between 20 to 51, were detained based on information that the group could have been involved in robberies at Bukit Sentosa, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor on Jan 7 and Jan 19, respectively.

“In the Jan 7 robbery, four men on two motorcycles had robbed two houses and molested a school teacher and a pre-school teacher before escaping with jewellery and handphones that belonged to the victims.

“On Jan 19, four suspects robbed three houses in and a nasi lemak stall in Kuala Selangor and later robbed a pedestrian in Sungai Buloh,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters, here, today.

Tun Hisan said in a follow up operation, police detained a 51-year-old suspect in Kodiang, Kedah before arresting a husband and wife couple aged 26 and 39, in Batu Caves, Selangor on April 1 and 5, respectively.

He added that 51-year-old and the 39-year-old woman were later released on police bail.

“The detention of the woman’s husband was extended to facilitate police investigations after police found six Yamaha and Kawasaki motorcycles, 10 motorcycle registration cards and tools used for stealing motorcycles.

Investigations led police to the arrest of eight suspects at a terrace house in Wangsa Maju (Kuala Lumpur) on April 5, where police also seized eight motorcycles and four cars, believed to have been stolen by the suspects.

“We also found 57 handphones, 47 watches, 9 sets of keys, five helmets, three lap top computers and various types and sizes of parang.” – Bernama

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