PETALING JAYA: In a raid at Lorong Bakawali Batu 18, Kuang here last Saturday, the police arrested six suspects who were allegedly using their girlfriends as “spies” to rob shops and schools.
The girlfriends were also arrested at the same time.
The arrest came after a workshop owner made a police report saying that his shop was broken into in Saujana Utama at about 10.30am.
Utusan Malaysia quoted Sungai Buloh District Police Chief, Superintendent Shafa’aton Abu Bakar saying, all the suspects, aged 18 to 20, were arrested at Lorong Bakawali Batu 18, Kuang here a few hours after the incident of breaking into the workshop.
He said the initial investigation found that the gang had been active in the activity since last January, and they are involved in breaking into and robbing two shops in Sungai Pelong and three schools in Sungai Buloh.
“The gang uses their girlfriends as ‘spies’ to see the situation around their target locations such as car workshops and schools before the stolen proceeds are sold to close acquaintances as well as for their own use.
“When arrested, all the suspects were in a Proton Wira and several items believed to be stolen were also found in the vehicle. We also confiscated some items from the house of one of the suspects. Among the items seized were motorcycle spare parts and accessories, black oil as well as screwdrivers and spanners estimated to be worth RM20,000, ”he said here today.
Shafa’aton said the check found that three of the four male suspects had criminal and drug -related records while the other three suspects including two women did not have records.
He said all the suspects were still in remand custody for further investigation under Section 457 of the Penal Code for breaking and entering.