‘Milkman’ thief nabbed in Seremban, nine cases solved


SEREMBAN: A man who robbed his victims disguised as a milkman has been detained in an operation here, says Dep Comm Datuk Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof.

The Negri Sembilan police chief said police believe they have solved nine cases involving some RM150,000 in losses following the arrest of the suspect who is in his 40s.

He said the suspect was detained in an operation in the wee hours on Sunday in Puchong, Selangor.

"The suspect's modus operandi was to disguise as a milkman and he would go from house to house on a motorcycle to sell milk.

"His victims were usually housewives who had jewellery on," he said, adding that the suspect, who was detained at his house, had been active since the middle of last year.

He said of the nine cases, three each were reported in Perak and Penang, Negri Sembilan (two) and Kedah (one).

DCP Ahmad Dzaffir said a special operation was planned after police received reports of robberies in Seremban and Nilai using the same modus operandi.

When the suspect was arrested, police had among others seized five identity cards and a driving licence belonging to others from him.

"We also seized a motorcycle and two mobile phones from him," he said, adding that police have obtained an order to remand the suspect for seven days.

The cases, he said, were being investigated under Section 392 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 14 years and a fine or whipping upon conviction.

DCP Ahmad Dzaffir said checks showed that the suspect had 19 previous criminal and drug-related cases.

"We would like to urge anyone who had been robbed to come forward to identify the suspect," he said, adding that they can contact investigating officer Insp Ahmad Shazarwan Akmal at 013-460 8699.

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