MIRI: A house in Luak was broken into by thieves on Thursday morning while its 67-year-old owner was out for an early morning jog.
It was reported that the victim had gone out at about 5.30am and upon his return an hour later, was shocked to see his belongings strewn all over the floor. It was believed that the burglars had gained entry into the house via the main door. Two cellphones and more than RM1,000 cash were reported missing in the incident. A police team rushed to the scene to investigate.
In an unrelated incident, a 25-year-old Indonesian man was apprehended by the police on Wednesday night for allegedly beating his 42-year-old wife. The suspect was arrested in their rented room at Centre Point at Jalan Kubu around 9pm (on Wednesday) here.
According to the suspect’s wife, prior to the incident (the beating), on Tuesday, the suspect had asked her to buy a pack of cigarettes from a nearby grocery shop.
But she bought the wrong type of cigarettes, which caused him to slap his four month pregnant wife.
The incident enraged the victim’s brother who lodged a police report. Acting on the report lodged, police detained the suspect on Wednesday’s night. Initial investigation revealed that the suspect’s passport had expired three years ago.