KUALA LUMPUR, June 27 — Police have made a major breakthrough in the horrific car park attack on a woman during a robbery at a shopping complex last Friday, with the arrest of an unemployed man at 3am today.
The unemployed man, said to be the leader of ‘Geng Khairul’, is believed to have been involved in the attack on a woman while she was heading to her car.
The 21-year-old suspect from Gerik, Perak was detained at a house in Taman Desa, Brickfields at 3am and some items stolen from the victim at the car park have been recovered, said Brickfields police deputy chief Supt Aida Abdul Hamid.
“We also seized a pair of jeans, a T-shirt and a 29cm knife,” she told reporters here today adding that the suspect has previous criminal records.
Aida said following the arrest of the suspect, police detained two teenagers, one of whom is believed to be the suspect’s fiancée, for questioning.
The 19-year-old girl is from Ampang, Selangor while the other teenager is a 16-year-old student who lives near the suspect’s house.
“The suspect had borrowed a bag from his fiancée and kept all the stolen goods in the bag. The student acts as the middleman to sell the stolen handphone,” said Aida.
During the 10.30pm incident on Friday near an entrance to a cinema, a 24-year-old woman was attacked, robbed and stabbed in the chest during the robbery and required 12 stitches.
She lost her identity card, credit cards and hand phone. — Bernama