Friday, August 14

Youth arrested over motorcycle parts theft

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Douglas (second right) with CID chief ASP Lee Nyuk Kim (second left) and investigating officers showing the motorcycle engine components seized from the suspect.

Douglas (second right) with CID chief ASP Lee Nyuk Kim (second left) and investigating officers showing the motorcycle engine components seized from the suspect.

KENINGAU: The police have arrested a youth suspected of stealing motorcycle engine components here last week.

District police chief Deputy Superintendent Douglas Nyeging Taong said yesterday that the 16-year-old suspect, who is a cousin of the complainant and unemployed, was detained on July 16 at an unnumbered house at Kampung Panagatan Laut here.

He said on July 13 the complainant lodged a police report after he found his motorcycle engine and two tyres were missing from his house.

“When the complainant asked his neighbour, he was told that his cousin often came to the home when he was away attending a course in Sandakan,” he said.

Acting on information, police arrested the suspect who was remanded for investigation under Section 457 of the Penal Code.

If convicted, the suspect could be imprisoned between one to seven years or fined.