Robberies: Two men held in KK
Published on: Sunday, May 19, 2019
By: Del Roester Rudim
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KOTA KINABALU: Two men believed responsible for a number of robberies and attempted robberies in the city were detained during a raid at Kampung Sembulan, here, on May 15.

With the arrest of the local and Filipino suspects, the police expect to resolve five robbery cases. Acting City Police Chief Supt George Abd Rakman said the suspects, aged 24 and 25, were arrested following a report by a married couple who were robbed of their handphones by two men, armed with a machete, in front of a shop in Sadong Jaya on May 12.

Acting on the report, the police conducted a raid in Kampung Sembulan and arrested the two suspects, he said, adding that several items were seized in the raid, including five tablets, handphones and a machete.

“The 25-year-old local suspect who tested positive for drugs has six previous drug convictions, while the Filipino has no conviction record,” said George. 

The suspects, he added, were also believed to be involved in four other robbery cases reported in the city. 

He said the police were also looking for a Filipino, known as Rafi Jakarta @ Duk, 30, to facilitate investigation.



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