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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cops end criminal activities of habitual burglar



KUCHING --- Police have brought an end to the criminal activities of a mechanic who used to drive around in a stolen luxury vehicle looking for houses to break into.

State CID chief SAC Dev Kumar said the 29-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning following a raid under ‘Ops Lejang’ of an unnumbered house at Kampung Sungei Duuh in Siburan by Padawan CID personnel, led by Inspector Mansur Rahman.

“The suspect was seated in the driver’s seat of a Nissan Murano at the time of the raid.

“Upon inspecting, it was discovered the vehicle had been affixed with false licence plates. Further checks revealed it had been reported stolen in Kota Samarahan,” Dev said in a statement yesterday.

Following the arrest, the police team inspected the inside of the vehicle and recovered two sets of number plates, an assortment of jewellery, seven caps, five pairs of gloves, three knuckledusters, various house-breaking tools, house and gate keys and a set of duplicate keys for the Murano.

It was subsequently established the Murano was stolen from a house in Kota Samarahan on March 24, two days after he and his gang broke into it during the owner’s absence and stole around RM100,000 worth of valuables.

“On March 22, at 9.25pm, a 67-year-old woman reported that she discovered her house at Taman Desa Ilmu in Kota Samarahan broken into when she returned home after a trip to Kuala Lumpur.

“The perpetrators broke into the house through the front door and stole, among other things, a safe deposit box containing jewellery and a duplicate key to the victim’s Nissan Murano,” Dev said, adding the vehicle was not at the house at that time as it was being used by the victim.

He went on to reveal that on March 24, the woman reported that she awakened from sleep to find the front gate of her house open and her RM200,000 Nissan Murano missing from the front porch.

The mechanic is currently under a four-day remand until April 2 to enable police to probe his suspected involvement in other cases and to establish the identities of possible accomplices.

Dev said the suspect, who tested positive for Syabu, possessed a previous conviction for house breaking and theft, which saw him fined RM1,500 in 2014.

“I congratulate the Ops Lejang team from Padawan police headquarters led by Inspector Mansur for this success, which will hopefully lead to the solving more house breaking and theft cases.”

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