KUALA LUMPUR: The police have arrested three men and five women in connection with a string of home and office break-ins, says city police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim.
In a statement on Tuesday (June 2), he said the arrests were made following a police report lodged by an account manager stating that the law firm she was working with had been broken into with several items reported stolen.
Comm Mazlan said they received the report on May 4 at around 9am.
"The law firm reported losses of about RM67,000's worth of items, including laptops, computer monitors, central processing units (CPU), cameras and cash.
"We began our intelligence gathering and arrested one local man, a Rohingya man, two local women, a woman from China, a woman from Bangladesh and a woman from Indonesia after raiding a house in Klang on May 31," he said.
He added that a local man was arrested in a follow-up raid on a flat in Kuala Lumpur on Monday (June 1).
"All those arrested were aged between 28 and 59. We also seized a 9mm Browning pistol, three parang, two bullets, four knives, 13 mobile phones, two televisions, three laptops, a CPU, computer monitor, camera, DVD player, car radio and multimedia speakers worth RM20,000," he said.
Comm Mazlan also said the police seized tools used to break into houses, adding that one of the male suspects had 14 counts in his record for drug and vehicle theft offences.
"Two of the local women also have records for prostitution and vehicle theft. We believe the group has been active since 2019," he said.
Comm Mazlan added that the police had solved 10 cases in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor with the arrest of the eight suspects.
He said they were now tracking down the remaining members of the group who were still at large.
Those with information on the case should contact the City police CID operations room at 03-2146 0670 or the police hotline at 03-2115 9999 immediately.
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