Busted: Two burglary gangs in PJ taking advantage of MCO

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  • Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: Two burglary gangs taking advantage of the movement control order (MCO) have been busted by the police.

Both groups were busted on Monday (April 20).

The first group, a two-man team that had only been operating since the MCO, was caught in a raid in Menara KLK, Mutiara Damansara.

“They were arrested at the lobby of the building. During questioning, they confessed to stealing cables from the building.

“They also admitted to selling the stolen cables. Follow-up investigations are ongoing, and we expect a second raid soon, ” said Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal in a press conference on Tuesday (April 21) at the district police headquarters.

The second gang has been operating for around six months. Many of its members have criminal records, with one having 27 counts in his record.

“The first arrests were made in Taman Impian Baiduri. The two men then brought the police to a scrap metal seller in Taman Desa Ria.

A man known as ‘Boy’ was arrested there. He was found to had bought the stolen goods, ” said Comm Nik Ezanee.

The suspects admitted to the police that they were working with a man known as “Bennet”.

A third raid was then conducted at Desa Ria, which led to another two suspects being arrested, including the aforementioned “Bennet”.

ACP Nik Ezanee estimated the gang had stolen at least RM300,000 worth of goods.

He added that at least five cases were linked to them.

“Among the places that we know they have burgled include a Kindegarten. Its owner was not aware of the crime and we have informed the owner, ” he said.

The items stolen included computers, a television and cooking oil.

In an unrelated case, ACP Nik Ezanee said that the investigation papers on a police inspector allegedly raping two Mongolian women had been sent to Bukit Aman.

He said several more “actions” were required as part of the case.

He also confirmed that the suspect had been granted bail, and that was put on leave.

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