KOTA KINABALU: The police succeeded in arresting three suspects of the Geng Negro that are believed to be the mastermind of 11 crime cases around Kota Kinabalu, after launching an operation in 22 and 23 January ago following the recent accident involving two vehicles in front of Suria Sabah.
The suspects are Suluk Filipinos, with the leader is a 22-year-old man with a criminal record and once jailed in 2009 for three years. Both him and another 16-year-old suspect were found drug positive. A female suspect aged 18 years old who works as a decoration seller was also caught.
They are suspected to be connected with 11 crime cases in Kota Kinabalu, which include a robbery case behind CIMB Bank Jalan Gaya in 20 January, bag snatching at Simon Fung Private School in Kingfisher area in 19 January and stole up to RM1,800, and committed an armed robbery using machetes at Taman Seri Manis, 18 January ago with an estimated loss of RM30,000.
The trio are also believed to be involved with a snatch theft at the parking lot behind Public Bank Lido in 18 January and stole RM500, stealing a car with two children inside when the vehicle was parked in front of Standard Chartered Bank Jalan Gaya in 15 January and stole up to RM30,000, committed a robbery at Taman Angsana Inanam, Kolombong, in 14 January and stole RM1,000, and stealing a Proton Iriz worth RM30,000 in front of Show Gallery at Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen in 13 January.
Other crimes include the robbery case at Taman Inanam Laut in 13 January, stealing up to RM19,000 in worth, snatch theft inside Lift E of Centre Point Sabah in 10 January and stole RM900, and stealing a Perodua Kancil worth RM7,000 in front of Klinik Malay, Lorong Perindustrian Nounton, Inanam.
District Police Chief, ACP M. Chandra, said the group moves in two or three members when committing snatch theft and robbery using a stolen vehicle and fake registration plate.
“They also targeted vehicles left with the engine still running at the roadside. Their loots are sold to the public to sustain their daily use and to buy drugs,” he said during a press conference at the district IPD this morning.
The trio face several charges under the Penal Code, which include Section 395/397 where they can be punished with 20 years jail and caning if found guilty.
Section 393 for committing robbery and punishable with 7 years jail and a fine.
Section 379A for car theft, which carries the punishment of one to seven years jail and a fine, and Section 363 for kidnapping, where they can be punished with up to 7 years jail and a fine.
They are also charged under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the punishment of RM5,000 fine maximum, or jail up to 2 years. –SayangSabah