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Burglars flee with RM500,000 loot, damage the CCTV
Published on: Saturday, December 04, 2021
By: Stefyanie Myla Micheal
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The suspects breaking into a home.
Kota Kinabalu: The public’s help is sought to track down five suspects who have been active in burglaries around the state capital this year.

City Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zaidi Abdullah said the group is believed to have been involved in at least 11 break-ins involving safes.

“The total losses are about RM1.2 million including cash, jewellry and valuables such as branded watches.

“The modus Operandi of this group is to target houses that are empty at night and early in the morning.

“They will wear face masks, all-black clothes with hoodies and gloves,” he said, adding that the clothes used were a way to avoid being recognised by police.

Mohd Zaidi said the latest case was a house in Taman Chantek on Nov. 6 with losses of RM507,500

“Based on investigations conducted through closed circuit camera (CCTV) footage, members of this group boarded a vehicle with tinted windows.

“They were found wearing a ‘hoodie’ and face mask at all times and targeted a house where the owner was not in. 

“The owner realised that his CCTV was suddenly not functioning and instructed his employees to check on his house.

“They found it had been broken into based on the scattered condition inside,” he said.

Mohd Zaidi said the victim lodged a report and the criminals purposely caused damage to the CCTV before fleeing with valuables.

 “Among the missing items were jewellry, watches, cash and foreign currency,” he said,” he said in a press conference after the PDRM Security Dialogue session held at the Kota Kinabalu IPD here, Friday.

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