‘Rambo’ arrested for robbery


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  • Friday, 13 Feb 2015

JOHOR BARU: Police detained a Rambo wannabe after he was found possessing an arsenal of weapons at his house in Segamat.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the 45-year-old suspect was detained after receiving a tip off from the public.

He added that a team of police officers raided the suspect’s house at Taman Yayasan on Jan 10 at around 12.30am.

“We found two fake rifles including a self made air rifle, a fake pump gun, an airsoft gun, five samurai swords, a taser, a handcuff, brass knuckle, and one piece of shuriken.

“We believe that the suspect may have used the various weapons to commit robbery,” he said when met after receiving various vehicles for the state police contingent.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said the police also seized a motorcycle from the suspect and was investigating the matter under Section 8 of the Weapons Act 1960.

In an unrelated matter, a 15 year old boy was among four suspects detained by the police after they were caught red handed throwing a pot to a house in Taman Bukit Indah on Jan 8 at around 4.40am.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar said police received a call from the house owner reporting that there is a disturbant at his house by a group of men claiming one of them had thrown a molotov cocktail into his compound.

“However, when the police arrive at the scene, one of the suspects had thrown a flower pot into the house,” he said adding that police also seized two rotan, a long wooden stick, a parang and a stone from the suspects.

He added that initial investigation showed that the suspects, aged 15 and 21, had no previous records and the case is investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code.

In the final case, police smashed an illegal gambling centre after raiding a premise in Larkin Perdana here, on Jan 8 at around 12.50am.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said five men who were the care taker of the premise including two foreigners were detained during the operation.

He added police seized eight laptops, RM790 in cash, eight pendrives, two log books, four tables, eight chairs, one modem and a cell phone.

Comm Mohd Mokhtar also said the case is being investigated under Section 4B(a) Open House Gambling Act 1953 and Section 6 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/1963.

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