AMPANG: Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of an octogenarian in Ampang Jaya last month.
Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Noor Azmi Yusoff said the 27-year-old suspect was caught at an apartment in Puchong Jaya at around 7.30pm on Wednesday (Oct 9).
"The suspect has a history of home invasion and drugs," ACP Noor Azmi said adding that the man tested positive for methamphetamines.
He said police would continue to investigate the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
On Sept 19, an 85-year-old woman was found dead at an apartment on Jalan Tasik Tambahan here, with her hands tied and her head covered with a piece of cloth.
A post-mortem on the deceased found that she had suffocated and police later revealed that she might also have been sexually assaulted as semen was found at the crime scene.
Her 61-year-old son had previously been detained to help with investigations but was later released on police bail.
Separately in Kajang, five men are believed to have tied up a car showroom's security guard before fleeing with three four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said police received a call about the incident around 4am on Wednesday (Oct 9) from the showroom's owner.
"The suspects were armed with machetes when they broke into the premises and tied up the security guard with nylon rope before fleeing with the stolen cars," he said.
He also said the security guard, who is a foreign national, had been working for the business for about eight years.
It is estimated that the owner suffered about RM600,000 in losses.
The case is being investigated under Sections 395 and 397 of the Penal Code for gang robbery and armed robbery.