MELAKA, July 12 (Bernama) -- Another suspect, believed to be involved in a
snatch theft incident in Jalan Benteng, Balai Panjang on Saturday that resulted
in the death of woman clerk, was detained by police yesterday.
Melaka deputy CID chief Supt P.R. Gunarajan said the beefy suspect, aged 24,
was detained with another man, aged 21, during a special operation at a budget
hotel in Batu Berendam, here, at 3pm.
"Police found a bag which was thrown into some shrubs behind a hotel in
Tengkera and found the victim''s identity card, driving licence and a Bonuslink
card from information given by the suspect," he told a press conference at the
Melaka police headquarters, here, today.
He said the suspect, who jumped out of the first floor of the budget hotel
in his failed attempt to escape the police, was believed to be riding the
motor-cycle in the incident.
Another suspect, a 17-year-old drop out, was arrested with three men, in
their 20s, during an operation on two homestays in Merlimau and Semabok, on July
9 at 1.30pm.
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He said investigations revealed the group was involved in 25 snatch-theft
cases statewide, adding that two stolen motorcycles, including the one used in
Saturday''s incident, were also seized by police.
In the incident at 8.05am on Saturday, Tang Mui Choo, 35, was the target
of two snatch thieves on a motorcycle.
They caused her to fall and sustain serious
injuries on the head and ribs. She died the next day.
Both the suspects detained were also found positive for Methamphetamine and
were being remanded for seven days from today to help investigation under
Section 302 of the Penal Code.
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