KOTA KINABALU: Four teenagers including two secondary school students were arrested by police authority, suspected to be involved with several car break-in crimes in Luyang and Bukit Padang, with losses amounting to RM20,600.
District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra, said all the teenagers aged between 14 to 22 years old were arrested in a police raid at 9.00pm at Kg. Kolam Damai, Luyang, here on 24 February.
“In the raid, police authority also seized several items believed to be stolen by the suspects,” he told media at District Police Headquarters, Karamunsing, here today.
He also said that the arrest is due to the investigation regarding on a report made by a 35 years old man who claimed that his vehicle were broken-in on 16 February at the parking lot in Taman Tun Fuad, Bukit Padang, here.
In the report, the complainant was returning from his jogging activity and found that his vehicle has been broken in with several personal items stolen, costing RM2,400 including Rm400 cash.
“Early investigation by the police has found the complainant’s vehicle window shield was pried open by the suspects,” he said, adding that the case in investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code.
Further investigation by the police has found all suspect are involved in at least four cases which were reported between November and December last year with a total loss of Rm18,500, he said.
“The police is confident that with the arrest of all the suspects, several car break-in cases especially in Luyang and Bukit Padang will be solved,” he added. -SayangSabah