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Ops Pintu launched to stem rise in house breaking, theft cases


KUCHING --- The state police have launched Ops Pintu in response to an increase in house breaking and theft cases reported so far this year.

State CID chief SAC Dev Kumar said a total of 140 such cases were reported to the police between Jan 1 and 26 this year, which is an increase of 61 cases, or 77 per cent, compared with the same period last year.

“In 2015, the state recorded 1,278 cases of house breaking and theft, a reduction of 244 cases, or 16 per cent, compared to the previous year.

“In order to stem the increase, we have launched Ops Pintu last week to arrest suspects responsible for house-breaking and theft cases,” said Dev, adding most cases of house breaking and theft occurred in Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Padawan, Kota Samarahan and Sarikei.

He said the operation bore fruit on Tuesday when police personnel in Bintulu, led by Inspector Luqman Hakim Yusop, stopped and checked a Proton Preve car driven by a 32-year-old man at a petrol station in Mile 5 Jalan Bintulu-Tatau.

Various house breaking tools such as a crowbar, spanner, gloves and equipment to open safe boxes were found in the vehicle along with stolen property in the form of electronic items, bags and a laptop.

“The arrest led police to his accomplice, a 39-year-old man, who was arrested an hour later in front of an entertainment centre at Parkcity Commercial Centre,” said Dev, adding the suspects were found to specialise in breaking into offices located on the first floor of shoplots as well as prying open safe boxes.

With the arrests, he said police were confident of solving more than 10 cases of office premises broken into in 2015 and 2016 in Bintulu as all involved the use of similar modus operandi.

He also said police were working hard to apprehend and bring to justice the perpetrators of these crimes.

“We need the help of the public where crimes are preventable in the first place.

Thieves can strike at any time but most theft cases can be prevented by securing your home and making it harder for them to gain entry.”

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