Friday, June 13, 2014

Police nab gang of former convicts after car chase

The Star, Thursday June 12, 2014 

by natasha joibi
KAJANG: A gang of ex-convicts, including a 41-year-old man with 12 criminals records, was arrested for committing a series of robberies, car break-ins and illicit drug activities.

A brief chase with the criminals ensued after a police patrol unit spotted a suspicious-looking white Perodua Viva along Jalan Wan Siew here at around 5.20am on Tuesday, said Kajang deputy OCPD Supt Abdul Ghani Mohamad Ji.

Police managed to stop the fleeing men at the traffic light junction in Jalan Sungai Chua.

There were two men in the car, aged between 41 and 44, with 1.24g of syabu in their possession.

“We also found 25 tools commonly used to commit house break-ins and a pair of keys to a Toyota Camry that was reported stolen in Taman Sri Kejora on Monday.

“The complainant was a 34-year-old clerk,” said Supt Abdul Ghani.

Police raided a budget hotel in Pudu following the arrest where they arrested four more men in two separate rooms.

They confiscated a laptop, camera, video player, an antique coin collection from China, three pairs of car keys and two pairs of house keys in the raid.

The suspects, aged between 26 and 51, all have previous criminal records and tested positive for drugs.

Supt Abdul Ghani said police ma­naged to track down one of the victims based on information found in the laptop, which was stolen.

The suspects had been remanded to facilitate investigations.

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