SIBU: A 19-year-old youth who was on the run after stabbing an officer of Sibu's National Anti-drug Agency on Sunday (Sept 1) with a knife has been caught.
The suspect, Raymond Bakak Kinsing of Bandar Permai Jaya, Miri, fled after stabbing the 38-year-old officer at 8.30pm on Sunday.
He also grabbed the victim's wallet, which contained his identify card, bank ATM card and money and rode off in the latter's motorcycle.
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the suspect was arrested at 1pm on Monday (Sept 2) by two auxiliary policemen in Bintulu.
"The suspect was caught while acting suspiciously as he was riding out of the park. Upon inspection by the two auxiliary policemen, they found a knife, the victim's wallet and his personal documents on the suspect," he said.
According to ACP Stanley, the suspect had admitted running away from the agency's Cure & Care Service Centre (CCSC) in Jalan Ulu Lanang after stabbing the victim on his chest, while he was resting in a restroom.
"He also confessed to riding the victim's motorcycle to Bintulu," he said.
ACP Stanley said the motive of the attack was because the suspect wanted to escape from the centre, where he was being rehabilitated for drug addiction.
"The suspect had voluntarily applied to be rehabilitated at the Miri
Cure & Care Service Centre (CCSC). As the Miri centre was full, he agreed to be placed at the Sibu centre for three months from July 8 to Oct 7," he added.
The case is being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code for robbery and Section 397 of the same code for robbery, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt.