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Four Colombians arrested for housebreaking


SHAH ALAM: Four Colombians have been arrested in relation to several housebreaking cases in Selangor.

 Selangor CID chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the four, aged between 30 and 34, were detained in Seri Putramas, off Jalan Kuching here at about 11pm on Nov 8.

 Various housebreaking tools, passports, handphones, gloves, cameras and handbags were found in the rented building.

 "These suspects were tracked down after we nabbed three of their accomplices on Nov 2," he said at a press conference on Monday.

 DCP Mohd Adnan said, three of the four had passports while the other did not have a valid travel document.

 "We are still trying to ascertain whether the passports are genuine but we believe that they are fake," he said.

 The suspects have been remanded since last Monday. A rented luxury car was also seized.

 Between January and October this year, 53 housebreaking cases involving Latin Americans with estimated losses of RM8mil have been reported.

 Among the figure, 33 were reported in Petaling Jaya, five in Ampang, five in Kajang, five in Shah Alam, three in Subang Jaya and two in Serdang.

 "We believe that these suspects belong to the same gang although they may come from a different group.

 "Their modus operandi is the same. They will target a house and ring the doorbell several times to make sure that no one is at home.

 "When they are positive that the house is empty, they climb over the gate or fence and pry open the premises to gain access before carting away valuables, especially luxury watches, jewellery and cash," he said.

 Earlier this month, police busted a Latin American housebreaking syndicate with the arrests of three men.

 The suspects were arrested at a rented building in Damansara at about 10pm. Police seized various housebreaking tools and a fake gun.

 The trio are still under remand.

 Those who had their homes broken into are urged to contact the nearest police station.

 "We need them to come forward and identify if some of the case items belong to them," he said.

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