End of the road for break-in gang

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  • Friday, 09 Sep 2005

PENANG: The burglary gang has only been active for seven months but during that time, they broke into 18 premises and netted loot totalling RM1.19mil. 

The seven-man gang is also said to be behind five robbery cases in the George Town district since early this year.  

They last struck at a travel agency in Burma Road on Aug 28. 

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said seven suspects, including the mastermind, were picked up from their homes in Batu Feringghi and Batu Maung between Sept 2 and Sept 4. 

HIGH-TECH LOOT: SAC Syed Ismail and C/ Insp G. Karunaagaran showing the stolen itemsthat were recovered after the arrests in Penang yesterday.

“A district anti-vice team led by C/ Insp G. Karunaagaran recovered various stolen items such as personal computers, television sets and microwave ovens following the arrests. 

“We also nabbed one of the suspects' girlfriends and the buyer of the stolen items. The latter was picked up in Butterworth,” he told a press conference yesterday. 

SAC Syed Ismail said police were now in the process of recovering the remaining stolen items. 

“Our checks revealed that three of the gang members had been arrested for drug abuse and burglaries before. 

“The gang's biggest haul was at a souvenir shop on Gottlieb Road in July where they escaped with items made of platinum, jade and silver, as well as leather goods and RM100,000.”  

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