KOTA KINABALU: The District Police Crime Investigation Department (CID) have arrested two men aged 25 and 27 years old believed to be involved in several break-in cases in Luyang areas with a total loss of RM105,000.
District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra, said the arrests were made following a police report made by a 45-year-old female complainant who claimed to be robbed up to RM50,000 after her house were broken-in in 14 July.
“According to the report, the complainant who have just arrived from work was surprised with the messy situation of her house and found several of her valuables including jewelries, branded watches, and cash had disappeared,” he said to the media at the district police headquarters.
Based on information from the public, a team of CID personnel then arrested a foreign male suspect inside a bus at Wawasan Plaza Terminal at about 7.00pm in 20 July.
Police investigation also found that the27-year-old suspect is drug positive and has recently being released early this year after serving his jail time for committing a crime under Section 457 and 448.
“Further investigation then lead to the arrest of another local man suspect aged 25 years old at a roadside nearby One Borneo shopping complex, who is doing illegal taxi activity,” he added.
According to him, the police also inspected the house of both suspects and several pawn shops, and have successfully retrieved various stolen items.
The police also seized a Perodua Viva vehicle believed to be used by the suspects with the moniker ‘Geng Kaidol’ for their crimes.
“With the arrests, the police is confident to have solved four other break-in cases reported in Luyang and Inanam areas from March to July this year with an estimated loss of RM55,000,” he said.
The suspects are remanded under Section 457 of the Penal Code, and have admitted to commit the offence to get money to buy drugs and for their nightlife activities.
Chandra also calls for the public who have fallen victim to break-in crimes to come to Karamunsing Police Station to identify their items. – SayangSabah