Round-the-clock police patrols in KK after spate of robberies

KOTA KINABALU: The city is seeing 24-hour police presence with regular patrols after a string of robberies reported here last week.

Kota Kinabalu OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said police have identified areas particularly in need of patrols, with mobile patrol vehicles (MPVs) on frequent rounds to enhance safety in the city.

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“Apart from police patrols, we also have walkabouts with other agencies, (with) special teams and operations to handle crime and other incidents, as well as a few other measures to beef up security," he said when contacted on Friday (Feb 23).

ACP Zaidi called on the public to be the eyes and ears of the police, and work together to make the city a safer place for everyone.

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Last week, two women were allegedly robbed within six hours in alleys in downtown Gaya Street.

An 18-year-old suspect was arrested when police and passers-by caught him after he snatched a cellphone from a woman.

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He was believed to have robbed another woman of RM50 a few hours earlier that day.

On Feb 18, city police nabbed a 29-year-old man in connection with the brutal assault and robbery of a woman at about 6.30am the previous Friday, with the alleged incident going viral after it was caught on CCTV.

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