JOHOR BAHARU, July 18 (Bernama) -- The police have detained two people, one
of them a Sri Lankan, suspected to have been involved in 15 street robberies and
two temples break-ins in the city, Johor Police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd
Shariff said today.
He said the two males, aged 16 and 25, were detained by a special anti-crime
taskforce at 3.45 am in Kempas, here.
"Earlier, a 38-year-old man had reported to the police that a gang had
broken into the Sri Muniandy Temple in Jalan Padi Mahsuri 3, Taman Senai Baru,
Senai, here, and the police arrested the two to assist in the investigation," he
told reporters, here.
Mohd Mokhtar said police confiscated a lawn mower, 12 handphones and United
States Air Force military attire following the arrests.
He said police believe the duo could have been involved in 15 cases of
robbery involving foreign workers in the Senai, Kempas, Setia Tropika and Tampoi
areas and two temples in Taman Senai Baru and Larkin.
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He said the two had been remanded until next Monday and police were looking
for a 16-year-old youth who is believed to another suspect.
He also said that police had solved a case involving a lorry stolen from a
food manufacturing factory in Taman Puteri Wangsa here within two hours after a
police patrol detained two men, aged 30 and 32, in Taman Setia Indah, here, last
Following the arrests, police were led to a premise in Taman Setia Indah
where they found four more stolen cars, two of which had been reported stolen
here and two in Kepong and Kuala Lumpur on July 7 and 8.
Both the men, who are being remanded until Friday, had been involved in car
thefts previously and tested positive for drugs.
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