KUALA LUMPUR – A man who allegedly made a ‘career’ out of breaking into homes for more than two years met his ‘waterloo’ in Cheras last week.
The 37-year-old suspect thought he was safely holed up at his apartment in Taman Bukit Mandarina when the long arm of the law came a-knocking.
Brickfields police chief ACP Azlee Abdullah said the suspect was detained at 1.45pm on March 12.
He said the arrest led to the recovery of stolen items worth about RM500,000 and initial police investigations linked the man to 14 cases of house break-ins in the Klang Valley.
“Among the stolen items recovered were an assortment of jewellery, electrical equipments, lap-tops, watches and break-in tools.
“The suspect has 12 previous criminal records and was active in house break-ins since 2012. His urine tested positive for cannabis,” he said at a press conference here today.
In a related development, Azlee said the police detained a computer shop dealer and gold dealer for buying stolen items from the suspect for sale to ready buyers.
“We are also in the midst of tracking down the suspect’s friend, believed to be his parter in crime,” he added. – BERNAMA