Esscom: Two fishermen robbed in waters off Tawau


KOTA KINABALU: Two fishermen were robbed in waters off Sabah’s eastern Tawau district by three men, one of whom was armed with a pistol on Friday (Nov 20).

Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Deputy Comm Datuk Ahmad Fuad Othman said the two fishermen, aged 30 and 40, were robbed of their 15HP engine, identity cards, RM3 in cash and two handphones.

The incident, he said, occurred in waters off Inderasabah at 3.40pm on Wednesday (Nov 18).

He said the two victims were not hurt in the incident and reported the matter to the police immediately.

DCP Fuad said the three suspects, who spoke with a foreign accent, are believed to be operating from within Sabah waters within the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone).

He also said three Filipinos were arrested on Pulau Bum Bum on Tuesday (Nov 17) by special forces investigating three sea robberies in the neighbouring district of Semporna.

He said the three suspects, aged from 18 and 30, were arrested after a high-speed chase which ended after the suspects' and marine police's boats collided.

“The suspects suffered light injuries and were arrested, ” he added.

On Nov 16, three masked men robbed three victims, including an aquaculture operator at a fishing platform at Pulau Burung in waters off Kunak. They escaped with a 15hp engine, two ice bins, two mobile phones and a jerrycan filled with 25 litres of petrol.

DCP Fuad said that Esscom believed the robbers were within Sabah east coast waters and not cross-border criminals.

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