Cops nab knife-wielding drug addict for robbery, threatening shopkeeper

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  • Monday, 01 Jul 2019

BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): A knife-wielding drug addict not only robbed a provision shop owner in Kampung Bengali here, but also threatened to stab him if he lodged a police report.

Seberang Prai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said Monday (July 1) that the 52-year-old man was arrested by police about four hours after the 4pm incident after the shopkeeper lodged a police report.

"The victim claimed the man had robbed him of RM50 and taken a fruit cordial bottle from the shop, then threatened to injure and stab him again if the incident was made known to the police," he said.

ACP Noorzainy said the same man was identified as being in a rage when he demanded money and threatened the manager of an entertainment centre a few minutes earlier.

"This case is being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code for robbery, Section 397 of the same law for armed robbery and attempting to cause death or serious injury and Section 506 of the same law for criminal intimidation," he said.

ACP Noorzainy said the unemployed man with a criminal record tested positive for drugs and is believed to have been involved in several thefts and robbery cases around Butterworth over the past three months.

In another development, he said there has been some new leads in the investigation into the incident of a senior citizen who was robbed and then murdered at her home in Taman Seri Merbau, Sungai Dua near here on Thursday (June 27).

Without exposing too much for fear that it would interfere with investigations, ACP Noorzainy said two men believed to be involved in the case were still in the state.

In the incident, the body of Loo Nyak Sing, 71, was found in a room with her feet and hands bound on the top floor of the two-storey house.

The discovery was made by her son when he came to visit at 4.25 pm.

A preliminary examination found that there were slash marks to the victim’s back and thighs.

Police are not ruling out the possibility of a scuffle between the suspect and the victim. - Bernama

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