Thirteen nabbed over house break-ins in Selangor since January, says state's top cop

SHAH ALAM: A total of 13 men were apprehended over a spate of house break-ins in Selangor since January.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the suspects wore masks and they were armed with parangs during the break-ins.

"The latest case occurred on April 30, where three men stole a car after breaking into a victim's home.

"They fled with the car after discovering the victim and his family members were home," he told a press conference at the Selangor police headquarters on Tuesday (May 2).

As of May 1, Comm Hussein said 13 men were detained through raids conducted in Selangor, Melaka and Johor.

"We seized 18 mobile phones, RM3,000 cash, a laptop and two vehicles believed to have been stolen.

"We also seized two other cars used by the suspects in their heists," he said.

A total of 34 house break-ins and thefts were reported in Selangor between January and April, Comm Hussein said.

"With the arrest of the suspects, we believe we have solved six of the cases.

"We are not ruling out the possibility that the suspects were involved in more similar cases," he said.

Investigations showed that the suspects stole vehicles to either sell them or strip them for parts, he said.

"We are investigating under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code" he added.

Comm Hussein said the successful operation would not have been possible without the cooperation of the public.

"We appreciate the assistance of the public on relaying pertinent information on criminal activities.

"Therefore, we hope such cooperation can continue in the future," he said.

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