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Beware suspicious characters: Cops

Published on: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kota Kinabalu: Motorists are reminded to immediately alert police should they come across any suspicious characters, particularly while driving at night.

City Police Chief ACP Jauteh Dikun said this when asked to comment on an incident where a motorist ended up with a black eye and RM800 poorer when he stopped to help a pedestrian lying on the roadside.

He said motorists must always be cautious while on the road, particularly when one comes across something suspicious.

"In cases such as this, your intention to help might be good, but it might also bring problems.

Thus, we advise motorists to call our hotline at 088-221 191," he said, when met at the Kota Kinabalu Police Department meet-and-greet the people session conducted at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminal One, Saturday.

A total of 65 city residents took the chance to meet with the police during the two-hour programme which began at 2pm, involving 13 officers and 12 personnel.

Speaking on the programme, Jauteh said, they received a total of 34 complaints, of which 12 were crime related, nine traffic, two narcotic, one commercial.

Among the suggestions brought to their attention was for police to conduct more patrols at the airport parking lot.

"People have raised safety concerns following two car break-ins which happened at the car park last year," he said.

"We will discuss with the parking management on how to address this issue and the roles they play in ensuring safety of those who use the parking space facilities provided by them," he said.

"Everyone should be involved in making sure the area is safe.

Thus, I suggest that the parking management employ security guards to patrol the area as part of crime preventive measures," he added.

Also present was his Deputy, Supt M. Chandra.