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Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 5:25:00 PM
Tuesday March 4, 2014 MYT 5:28:04 PM
by zazali musa
JOHOR BARU: Police have ended the crime spree of a young "Bonnie and Clyde" couple in the Kluang district, solving a total of 16 house break-in cases in the process.
"This is a local version of Bonnie and Clyde, the boyfriend broke into houses in the district and his girlfriend waited for him to return home with the loot,'' said Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff.
He said the girlfriend would then sell the loot - including jewellery and mobile phones - at several pawnshops and used mobile phone dealers respectively in shops in the district.
SDCP Mohd Mokhtar said the 19-year old female suspect was arrested on at around 3am on Feb 26, in a house in Kampung Tengah, Kluang.
Following the girl's arrest, her 21-year old male partner was detained at Jalan Layang-Layang, Bukit Batu at 3am on Feb 27.
"We have solved 16 house break-in cases in Kluang with the arrest of the two. The male suspect had previous criminals records and tested positive for drugs,'' SDCP Mohd Mokhtar said in a press conference on Tuesday.
He said police, among others, discovered stolen motorcycle, parangs, two iron rods, jewellery, watches, mobile phones and RM1,353.00, SG$1,042.00 and 11,000 Indonesian Rupiah in cash.
The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for burglary and if found guilty, the suspects could be jailed up to 14 years, fined and caned.
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