Seven men nabbed over house break-ins

MIRI: Police last Tuesday night nabbed seven men believed to be involved in various house break-ins in a raid on a house in Senadin.

The raid was made around 9.30pm.

Miri deputy police chief Supt Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the men aged between 28 and 48 years were very active in house breakings in Senadin and Permyjaya areas.

Stanley revealed this to reporters yesterday morning during a press conference at the police headquarters here.

During the raid, a police team led by Inspector Nasrul Hadi also seized a lorry, believed to have been used during the heist to carry their loot, he said.

He added that one of the suspects was a lorry driver of a company in Bintulu, and the suspect had driven the lorry all the way from Bintulu to here to transport the stolen items.

Among other items that were seized by the police during the raid were four units of television (of various brands), two units of air con, several closed circuit TVs (CCTV) and two bags containing cables.

The suspects have been detained.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code, said Stanley.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, four men were apprehended and detained under Section 3(1) of the Prevention of Crime Act, 1959 (Poca).

They were collared on Saturday night for suspected involvement in a crime syndicate.

They have been remanded for 21 days and are now being detained at Miri Central Police Station (CPS) until Jan 24 (this year) to facilitate police investigation, said Stanley.

He added the four suspects were the first in Miri to be arrested under Poca.