Klang snatch theft suspect nabbed in Langkawi


KLANG: The suspected snatch thief alleged to have injured a woman in Klang has been caught in Langkawi.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong said the Langkawi tourist police unit arrested the 24-year-old suspect in front of the Penarak Food Court in Kuah on the island at around 4.15pm on Sunday (April 21).

"Checks revealed the suspect has criminal and drug-related offences on his record.

"We have seized several items that could help with investigations," he said in a statement on Monday (April 22), adding that the suspect has been remanded for four days.

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"The investigating officer is completing the investigation papers and will soon hand them over to the deputy public prosecutor.

"We also urge anyone with information on the incident to come forward to help with investigations," he said.

It was reported that a 24-year-old man was suspected of involvement in a snatch theft that caused a woman to fall off her motorcycle and suffer multiple injuries near a school at Persiaran Raja Muda Musa here.

Police initially received a report from the 20-year-old woman on Monday (April 15) that the incident occurred at around 8.50am while she was on her way to work.

She claimed that she was riding along Persiaran Raja Muda Musa when a man came up from behind on another motorcycle and grabbed her sling bag.

This caused her to fall off her motorcycle and sustain multiple injuries.

Those with information on the suspect are urged to contact the South Klang police headquarters at 03-3376 2222.

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