Thief who stole from temple devotees caught

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  • Friday, 07 Nov 2003

Other News & Views Compiled by LOO YOK SOI, AUDREY EDWARDS and S. ARULLDAS

A SNATCH theft suspect targeting female devotees at Sri Mahamariamman Temple at Jalan Bandar, Kuala Lumpur, was arrested on Wednesday, reported Malaysia Nanban.  

The temple authorities made a citizen’s arrest on Wednesday morning following complaints from several women over the last two weeks that they had lost their handbags. 

The report said women who come to pray as early as 7am normally left their handbags in a corner in the temple before carrying out their prayers. 

The suspect, the report said, was believed to have taken advantage of the situation to grab and escape with the loot. 

The suspect was later handed over to the police.  

The suspect from Teluk Intan, Perak, admitted that he was responsible for several such cases in the temple. 

The temple committee urged devotees not to leave their belongings anywhere in the temple. 

On the foreign front, the daily reported that Prince Charles who was on trip in India had insisted on visiting lunchbox deliverers in Mumbai.  

The report said that 60,000 people were involved in such deliveries in the city, carrying 600,000 tiffin carriers from the homes of their customers to their workplaces.  

The daily also said Charles was curious to visit the men who were awarded a quality service recognition by a United States business magazine.  

Prince Charles, who was accompanied by only one plainclothes policeman, was impressed by the services, saying it was “wonderful and interesting.”  

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