CHERAS: After a successful heist, five robbery suspects including two female accomplices took their share of the loot and headed for Genting Highlands where they checked into a posh hotel room and binged on whiskey.
Their party, however, was short--lived as a trail of clues led police straight to their room.
Everything the police needed to connect them to the robbery was in the room -- cash and valuables, several laptops and house--breaking tools which were later recovered from their cars.
In a follow--up raid, police arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for 17 house break--ins and carjacking cases over six months in the Klang Valley.
Cheras district police chief, ACP Mohan Singh said police raided the hotel room and detained the five suspects on June 8.
"The remaining two suspects were detained by police in Cheras on June 14," he said.
Police also recovered two BMWs, a Proton Savvy, a Honda Odyssey and a Civic from several locations within Cheras.
It was learned the syndicate's modus operandi was to break into houses when the owners were away, and steal valuables and any car parked within the compound.
Mohan said the suspects had their specific roles in the burglaries -- the two women would survey and decide on the target houses, while the men would carry out the burglary.