Cops nab Sentul burglars, six arrested

Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Habibi Majinji (middle) said that the six suspects all had prior police records including their ringleader.

KUALA LUMPUR: A gang of burglars that targeted businesses in the Sentul area have been busted after its leader and five other members were arrested.

At a press conference at the Sentul police headquarters, Kuala Lumpur CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Habibi Majinji said a series of arrests were made between May 13 and May 28 within the city.

"Between early January and the end of April, Sentul police received 15 cases of premises being robbed in the Kepong area. Following that, we conducted intelligence gathering which led to the arrest of six men we believe have been active in breaking and entering cases.

"We have also seized suspected stolen items, including car accessories, laptops, and cash, estimated to be valued at RM100,000.

"With their arrest, we have solved nine cases of breaking and entering, as well as two cases of stolen vehicles," he said.

Urine tests on all suspects showed they tested positive for drugs. The 29-year-old ringleader of the group was found to have 14 previous criminal records, five of which were drug-related.

Investigations showed that the group used stolen vehicles to move around when targeting their intended victims. The suspects would also destroy CCTV cameras to cover their tracks.

The group would steal any items of worth. Oddly enough, among the items stolen was a crate of coffee creamer from a restaurant in Kepong.

Police believe the group would sell stolen goods for profit.

"We believe one more member of the group is still on the loose and that suspect has been identified," he said.

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