SIBU: A jobless man was arrested after various tip offs from his victims, including one from a car owner whose car he had hijacked on Sunday (July 12).
Sibu Deputy OCPD Supt Collin Babat said the 34-year old suspect broke into a house in Jalan Jade Villa at about 6.35am on July 12.
He added that the 25-year-old complainant was awoken from his sleep by a loud shout from his brother, who saw the suspect trying to steal his motorcycle.
"The brother of the complainant is a policeman and he had come out from the back door of the house. He saw the suspect trying to steal the machine and shouted at him," he said.
Supt Collin added that his shout startled the suspect who climbed over the fence of the house and fled.
He said that the complainant and his brother then gave chase until they lost sight of him and added that both of them then sought the assistance of the residents in the area by messaging the area's WhatsApp group.
Supt Collin said some residents saw the suspect hiding in the bushes.
"At about 9.30am, a retired serviceman and his wife were at a petrol kiosk nearby Jalan Jade Villa when the suspect showed up,"he said.
The suspect rushed into their car and asked them to drive away as someone wanted to kill him.
Fearing for their safety, the serviceman and his wife alighted from their vehicle, and the
suspect drove away at high speed towards the Sibujaya area.
Supt Collin said the complainant managed to track the suspect who was then in Stapang as the car key was equipped with an immobiliser system.
"Stapang police managed to arrest the suspect, who was then wearing the ex-serviceman's shirt," he added.
He said the suspect has previous records of violent crime committed in Bintulu and Sibu.
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