Cops on the hunt for two Rohingya after busting burglary gang

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  • Wednesday, 29 Apr 2020

KULAI: Police are on the hunt for two Rohingya in connection with break-in cases in the area.

Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yow said the two were connected to a recent case in which police arrested three Myanmar nationals aged 20 to 32.

"The three men were nabbed in three different locations on Tuesday (April 28), as they were related to a house break-in on Sunday (April 26),

"They were wanted for a recent house break-in, where some RM7,000 worth of items were stolen, including foreign currencies and personal documents," he said, adding that the men all had identification cards issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

During the arrest, the police also found two Myanmar girls, aged eight and nine, who were the step-daughters of one of the men arrested.

They have been referred for the welfare department (JKM).

Supt Tok said police were looking for two more accomplices, a man named Abdullah, 32 and a woman named Norjan, 30, both Myanmar nationals.

Police had also seized numerous items during the arrest believed to be stolen items, as well as tools used for breaking into houses.

Among the items included were two cars, 26 watches, jewellery, precious stones and a suitcase containing numerous electronics, namely two laptops, two tablets, two cellphones, two cameras and a dvd player.

They also seized numerous house keys, screw drivers, a can opener and even a tire iron.

In addition, several pawnshop receipts were recovered and police will retrieve the items and investigate the pawn shop owner for buying the stolen items from people without valid identification.

Supt Tok said the items seized, including the value written on the pawnshop receipts, were estimated to be worth RM100,000.

He requested victims to come forward and identify their belongings.

When asked how long the group had been active, he said that they had been breaking into home since November last year.

"Our investigations showed that they were responsible for 10 cases in the Bandar Putera, Indahpura, Saleng and Senai area,

"All suspects are currently under remand and will be investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code," he said.

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Rohingya , Crime , Kulai , Johor , Wanted , House break-in


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