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Published: Saturday December 28, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Saturday December 28, 2013 MYT 7:56:05 AM

Duo arrested over car break-ins

ACP Sum (second from right) showing the items seized during the arrests.

ACP Sum (second from right) showing the items seized during the arrests.

IPOH: Police believe they have solved 10 car break-in cases with the arrests of two men near the Wooley Food Court in Ipoh Garden here.

OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said police trailed the duo, aged 35 and 21, for two days before nabbing them on Thursday night.

ACP Sum said the two unemployed men were behaving suspiciously in their Honda Civic car and were believed to be targeting another victim.

“We have seized a machete, two screwdrivers and a mobile phone from the suspects.

“The younger suspect tested positive for drugs, while the other man has three previous records for car break-ins.”

“We believe they are involved in 10 cases of car break-ins in Sungai Senam, Kampung Tawas, Simpang Pulai and Ampang,” ACP Sum told journalists yesterday.

ACP Sum explained that the arrests of both men were in response to a car break-in report lodged in Ampang Baru on Dec 17.

“The window of the complainant’s car was smashed and he lost four gold rings, a mobile phone and some personal documents,” he said.

“During the arrest, we only recovered the complainant’s insurance card. We are still tracking where his other belongings have been sold.”

ACP Sum said the duo were believed to have been active from the beginning of the year.

Both men, he said, would be remanded to facilitate investigations.

In an unrelated case, state commercial crime chief Supt Maszely Minhad said police had removed 253 loan shark banners in four districts – Ipoh (137), Taiping (25), Teluk Intan (26) and Manjung (65) during its Ops Vulture on Dec 26.

Supt Maszely said the police had also arrested two men, 35 and 27, believed to be involved in illegal activities near Lahat.

“We seized two mobile phones used to contact victims and two ATM cards belonging to victims to pay off the loan sharks,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, car break-in, arrests, two, ipoh garden, police

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