Thursday, December 3

Four boys took part-time job to steal


KUCHING: Four underaged boys, who took up part-time jobs as grass cutters during the current school holidays, were arrested on Thursday for breaking into cars at Kuching International Airport (KIA).

The boys, aged between 14 and 17, were arrested by General Operations Force personnel stationed at KIA after two of them were spotted inside a vehicle at the pay carpark bay around 4.45pm.

After police nabbed the pair and recovered a stolen cap and bank account book, the suspects squealed on two other friends by telling police that the latter two had also similarly broken into another car earlier.

Police found the other two teens cutting grass not far away and informed their employer about what had happened before detaining the duo.

All four boys were brought to the district police headquarters for questioning before being sent to the lockup pending further investigation.

In an unrelated incident, a 55-year-old man was left badly injured following what appeared to be a hit-and-run collision at Jalan Tun Razak late Thursday night.

The incident happened near a traffic light intersection around 10.30pm when a Perodua Kancil appeared to have rear-ended the victim’s motorcycle before driving away.

However, fragments of the car’s license plate was found at the scene and handed over to police for investigation.

The victim from Foochow Road sustained head injuries and was sent to the Sarawak General Hospital for treatment.