Saturday, March 7, 2009

Suspected robbers arrested at apartment complex

Two suspected robbers were arrested by police in an early morning raid at an apartment complex here yesterday.

The 28- and 31-year-old men were detained by a team of officers from contingent headquarters around 5.30am at an apartment along Jalan Wan Alwi following information from members of the public.

The two men are also believed to be involved in a robbery incident at Jalan Stapok on March 4, where two masked and armed individuals forced their way into a house belonging to a couple and robbed them of cash, handphones and jewellery.

Sources said the younger suspect is a local from Jalan Stapok while his accomplice is an ex-soldier originally from Peninsular Malaysia.

The duo have been detained pending further investigation.

In an unrelated incident, a wanted man who has been on the run from police for several months was arrested in Bau early yesterday.

Police from contingent headquarters detained the 32-year-old suspect around 12.30am after receiving a tip-off that he was hiding in Bau.

The suspect, who is of Chinese/Iban parentage and hails from Sri Aman, has been detained for further investigation.

A press release was issued by the police on Nov 7 last year appealing for information regarding the fugitive, who was wanted under Section 506 and Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.



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