PETALING JAYA: A suspected burglar was caught red-handed after an alert homeowner saw a motorcycle parked in front of his house and called the police.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said they received an alert around 1.30am on Sunday (Sept 27).
"The homeowner, a businessman, found out about the break-in when he got home and saw an unknown motorcycle outside his house," he said in a statement.
He said the man called his wife to check if there was anyone at the house but she said no one was there.
"He found it suspicious and called the police. A team from the Petaling Jaya police station task force and an MPV unit arrived 10 minutes later," he said, adding that they arrested a 42-year-old man who was attempting to flee the scene.
He said police also seized a laptop, two keys for Mercedes and BMW cars, a wallet, sunglasses, gloves, a screwdriver, scissors and a silver stick.
"Further checks revealed the suspect had a record for house break-ins, robbery and drug-related crime.
"We have remanded him for four days," he said, urging anyone with information on similar cases to contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999.
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