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Veteran Thieves Aged 57 And 66 Caught Shortly After Latest Break-in

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NIBONG TEBAL: Police arrested two housebreaking ‘veterans’ about half an hour after a Taman Tekukur Indah resident reported that his home had been burgled.

South Seberang Prai OCPD Supt Shafee Abd Samat said the old hands, aged 57 and 66, were detained at about 12.30pm after the resident told police about the burglary.

“The suspects were driving a Perodua Kembara and police stopped them in Jalan Air Lintas.

“We recovered RM936 from the wallet of one suspect and when we inspected the vehicle we found several housebreaking equipment such as iron rods, iron pipes, screw drivers, saws, ropes, cutters, knife, gloves and several other equipment.

“We also found foreign currencies, gold chains, gold bracelets, bangles, rings and lockets inside the car,” Supt Shafee told a press conference at the district police headquarters in Jawi here yesterday.

He said both suspects had previous criminal records and police believed they have solved 18 house-breaking cases in south Seberang Prai with the arrest.

In an unrelated case, three men aged between 19 and 22 were arrested in Bagan Samak, Bandar Bharu, Kedah, at about 1pm on July 21 for motorcycle thefts.

Supt Shafee believed the trio were connected to 11 motorcycle theft cases in south Seberang Prai district and Bandar Bharu.

The suspects led police to a house in Kampung Bagan Samak where several cannibalised motorcycle parts were recovered.

Separately, two school dropouts aged 15 and 16 led police to recover 21 motorcycle frames in Sungai Kerian after they were detained in Sungai Jawi at about 5pm on July 15.

“With the arrest of the duo, we should be able to solve 12 motorcycle theft cases reported in Parit Buntar, Kulim, Bandar Bharu, central and south Seberang Prai.

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