Border Hoppers Applaud Efficiency Of Miri Police

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Border Hoppers Applaud Efficiency Of Miri Police
By Rosli Abidin Yahya

Bandar Seri Begawan - Frequent Miri visitors recently expressed their gratitude to Miri police for catching two thieves, who allegedly stole a Bruneian-owned car on September 16.

The duo, believed to be employed by a towing company, allegedly stole the four-wheel drive at 3.30 am in the parking area of a hotel in Miri.

The alleged thieves, believed to be residents of Miri, have been taken to court and are currently awaiting trial.

Local border hoppers said the efficiency of Miri police made them feel safe and confident that efforts are made to curb thefts of cars owned by Bruneians.

“It is unfortunate that some of the stolen vehicles were owned by Bruneians who went to Miri for shopping. With the arrests and recovery of stolen vehicles, we hope the town will be much safer, especially for local travellers,” they said.

Meanwhile, as many as 10,000 locals visit Min in a week for shopping, holidaying or visiting relatives, with the number of travellers peaking during festive seasons. – Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

The duo, believed to be employed by a towing company, allegedly stole the four-wheel drive at 3.30 am in the parking area of a hotel in Miri.

I recall a story told by a friend. His friend’s relative came down from Brunei driving an Evo IV. Went shopping, yadda yadda… then came back to find the vehicle gone.

Of course, they made a police report, but since they are familiar with the people here, they asked around for help. To which they were taken to a few people who said “how much incentive would you give if we found your car?”

She decided not to give them and just claimed insurance instead.

Sound fishy?