Residents team up to nab burglary suspect in Keningau

KOTA KINABALU: A burglar thought the coast was clear for him to leave the house he had just broken into in Sabah’s interior Keningau district.

He did not count on residents of the housing area, Taman Adika, joining up to stop him from fleeing in his car at about 2.30pm on Monday (Oct 31).

It is learnt that one resident rammed the back of the suspect's car with his four-wheel drive, causing him to stop at the roadside where others waited to apprehend him.

A video of the suspect tied to a streetlight later went viral on social media.

Keningau OCPD Deputy Supt Nor Rafidah Kasim said police were alerted to the incident by the residents.

She said the man, in his 40s, attempted to escape in a car with a fake number plate.

“The public handed over the suspect when police arrived,” she said on Tuesday (Nov 1).

She added that the case was being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for housebreaking and theft.

DSP Nor Rafidah expressed her appreciation for the community’s swift action in catching the suspect.

She also advised the public from speculating on the video as it could jeopardise the investigation.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

Zahid urges streamlined approval for businesses, foreign investments
Johor govt to help complete nine sick, abandoned housing projects
Drunk driver rams van into motorcycle, car in Ipoh
RMAF to conduct low-flying training from May 27 to June 2 in Pahang
Cabinet to discuss parallel pathway issue at next meeting, says Anwar
Sarawak sets 2026 target for halving hardcore poverty figures, says state minister
Govt has picked new EC chairman, says PM
Young engineer loses more than RM150,000 to scam involving cryptocurrency
Give Faisal Halim space to recover, says Selangor MB
Finance Minister II to explain diesel subsidy further soon, says Anwar

Others Also Read