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Five held over S'kan beating
Published on: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sandakan: Five men aged between 17 and 20 were remanded by police to facilitate investigations on the beating of an 18-year-old at Harbour Mall, here, Sunday.District Police Chief ACP Mohd Azhar Amin said three of them are students and preliminary investigations found that their motive was because the victim had glanced at them. The case is investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.

Meanwhile, he said IPD Sandakan had succeeded in their continuous effort to proactively combat crime, especially in taking care of the Sandakan community's interests, from the end of April to May 15 this year.

He said the total losses for all 25 cases were RM20,410 while seizures were estimated to be around RM22,000.

"Through various operations such as Ops Cantas and Ops Pintu, we have successfully foiled individuals and groups involved in various crimes, including stealing properties, break-ins and robberies," he said this at a press conference at the Sandakan Police Station, Wednesday.

Azhar said throughout January to May 15 this year, IPD Sandakan has seen a reduction of 54 crime cases or 21.69 per cent in the district, besides nine cases of house break-ins during tha same period.

"We believe that we have solved 10 cases with the capture of six suspects aged between 21 and 54 this year.

Five of them are foreigners and all six were tested positive for drugs. Forty-one items, including two vehicles used for their crimes were also seized," he added.

In conjunction with the month of Ramadan, he advised the public to take safety precautions to ensure that no criminals can take opportunity to conduct thefts or robberies at their premises due to negligence such as forgetting to lock their doors.

Also present was IPD Sandakan Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Chief, DSP Rosdi Mat Jusoh. - Mardinah Jikur


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