Theft suspect arrested, another on the run

A policeman checks the seized items in a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

SIBU: Police here detained a 33-year-old man whom they suspected to be involved in theft of iron bars and are on the trail of one other suspect.

The theft happened about 7.30am on Thursday in front of a house in Kiew Nang Road. Police have also seized a four-wheel-drive vehicle, two oxygen tanks and a hose from the suspect.

It is said that the theft victim had seen two men cut iron bars which were left by the roadside in front of a house. He took the picture of a four-wheel-drive vehicle which was in the vicinity and lodged a police report.

At about 7pm the same day, police on patrol spotted the four-wheel-drive vehicle at Pulau Li Hua.  They stopped the vehicle and placed the driver under arrest.

The suspect is under custody to facilitate police investigations into the case.

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