PETALING JAYA, May 22 (Bernama) -- The police have detained an Indonesian
maid in connection with the theft of jewellery worth RM50,000, belonging to
Federal Territory Wanita Umno chief Datuk Azizah Abdul Samad.
The 29-year-old suspect was picked up at a house in Kampung Melayu Subang
here, about six hours after residents recognised her face from media reports and
called the police.
From the suspect, the police recovered part of the jewellery which was taken
from Azizah''s house in Kelana Jaya.
Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed the arrest.
Yesterday, Azizah lodged a police report that an Indonesian maid, whom she
had hired about three weeks ago, had allegedly taken the jewellery and
The jewellery comprised a diamond necklace, earrings and bangles.
Azizah and her daughter discovered the theft at 3pm, upon returning from a
meeting in Negeri Sembilan.
Arjunaidi said the police were trying to determine the existence of a ring
of thieves which might have been in cohorts with the maid.
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