Wannabe burglars crash into drain in attempt to escape cops in Tawau

KOTA KINABALU: Two suspected burglars almost managed to flee a police roadblock when one of them lost control of the motorcycle they were riding and crashed into a drain in the Tawau district.

They were then detained by the authorities.

The men, aged 33 and 42, were travelling to the town centre from the Merotai area when they ran into the traffic operation right in front of a police station on Jalan Bombalai

Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin said the pair quickly made a U-turn and sped off the other way but the rider lost control of the motorcycle.

"As a result, they crashed on the left side of the road before plunging into a drain," he said when contacted on Saturday (July 16).

The policemen on duty ran over to the suspects, who put up a struggle before they were eventually restrained, he said.

"A check found that they were in possession of two bags filled with various items including wrenches and pliers that we suspect were used by them to break into houses," he said.

ACP Jasmin said the suspects had 17 past criminal convictions between them, including drug offences.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Suspects , Housebreaking , Roadblock , Motorcycle , Tawau


Next In Nation

Tip-off leads Johor cops to more than 17,000l of subsidised diesel, nine arrested
Dr Wee takes opportunity to meet with representatives of several ICAO member countries
HR Ministry approves 541,315 foreign workers quotas until Sept 26
Cops investigating after duo on bike shoot at Manjung house
261 Malaysian job scam victims in Cambodia rescued, says Wisma Putra
Budget 2023: Bigger allocation needed to maintain govt quarters
PAS orders party machinery to be ready for GE15
Over 200,000 foreign workers' visa approved this year so far, says Immigration Dept
Informers among biggest threats to security forces in Sabah's east coast
Johor to offer free shuttles for rural folk keen to get NCD screenings, says Yong Peng rep

Others Also Read