Saturday, August 22nd, 2009
Cops seek help to nab two crime suspects
By Yunus Yussop
BINTULU: The local police are asking for information from the public to help them hunt down two most wanted and dangerous crime suspects here.
One of the suspects is believed to be the mastermind and leader of Datuk Gang.
The last known address of Datuk Kuleh (MyKad: 780815-13-5417), 31, is RPR Tanjong Kidurong Phase II and Rumah Gangga Bruan Besar Matu.
Bintulu acting police chief ASP Azmi Aziz said he is wanted for various offences like snatch theft, gang robberies, fighting and car theft that were reported in Bintulu and Miri.
Another suspect is 28-year-old Johnny Jilan (MyKad: 811003-13-6069) whose last known address is Tuai Jilin, Sungai Saeh, Sepupok, Niah. He is believed to be a member of the Datuk Gang.
Azmi told a press conference at Bintulu Central Police Station (CPS) yesterday that based on information obtained from two other suspects who were nabbed on July 20 and 21 in Sungai Plan and Bukit Orang residential area.
They claimed that the leader of the gang here and in Miri was actually Datuk himself.
Azmi said the police had ambushed the suspects at their homes, but they managed to get away early.
We found that Datuk and Johnny have been involved in various crimes in 2008 and both have court cases pending.
They are believed to be very dangerous because of their involvement in various crimes and also because they hurt their victims during robberies and snatch thefts, he said.
Warrants have also been issued for their arrest after they failed to attend their court cases.
The warrants were issued last July 7, July 15 and Aug 4, respectively.
Datuk has four charges against him while Johnny has two.
And I warn those who protect and hide them can be charged in court too, said Azmi, adding that with the arrest of the suspects, 40 to 50 snatch theft cases reported here would be solved.
Those who know the whereabouts of the suspects are urged to call Bintulu CPS on 086-312531, operation room at 086-318304, 332044, 332019, 332113, 331121 or ASP Azmi on 012-4913222.
Regarding an automated teller machine (ATM) that was stolen from Forescom Plywood Sdn Bhd in Kemena Industrial Estate on July 30, Azmi said no arrest has been made so far in connection with it.
About 3pm on Aug 19, the police led by Azmi retrieved the machine from where it was abandoned on the bank of Sungai Segan in Ulu Sebauh.
A large hole had been made in the upper section of the machine.
The police believed that one or two more suspects have some connection to the case and the police were working round the clock to track them down.
The ATM which contained RM138,180 was installed by CIMB Bank for the convenience of workers.
The prime suspect quit his job one month prior to the theft.