Thursday, December 3

Massive manhunt for sundry shop armed robber

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TUARAN: The police mounted a massive manhunt for a 33-year-old man who was involved in an armed gang robbery here five days ago.

Mohd Afenddy Jamainus from Kampung Ketiau, Putatan is wanted by the police following an armed robbery with three others at a sundry shop in Kampung Kota here on June 2.

The three accomplices have been separately arrested by police on Tuesday and Wednesday following continuous investigation into the case.

District police chief DSP Zaharudin Rasip said the robbery took place when four men in a yellow Perodua Kancli car robbed the sundry shop on June 2 around 6.30pm.

“Police investigation showed that one of the suspects entered the shop pretending to be a customer.

“A couple of seconds later, a second suspect entered the premises with a samurai and threatened the caretaker, a 20-year-old woman.

“A third suspect then walked up to the caretaker and pushed her head on the wall, injuring the back of her head.

“The robbers then fled the scene with some money and two handphones that belong to the woman,” he said yesterday.

Zaharudin said the injured woman was taken to the Tuaran district hospital by family members for outpatient treatment.

Continuous police investigation and tip-off from the public then led police to make two separate arrests in Tuaran and in Menggatal, said Zaharudin.

“The first suspect was arrested at an unnumbered house in Kampung Dunggang, Tuaran on Tuesday around 11.30pm.

“Two of the other suspects were detained around 3am yesterday in two separate houses at Kampung Rampayan, Menggatal,” he said, adding that the suspects, aged 24 to 41, were also drug addicts.

Police also found the yellow Perodua Kancil car believed used by the suspects in the robbery in Taman Indah Permai, Menggatal.

“Police are now looking for the fourth suspect, identified as Mohd Afenddy Jamainus, 33, from Kampung Ketiau, Putatan.

“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to immediately contact the Tuaran police headquarters at 088-794313 or Inspector Mazli Azhar Mohamed at 017-9137295,” said Zaharudin.

The case is being investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code for armed and gang robbery, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years and also liable to whipping if found guilty.