3 foreigners nabbed in connection with armed robbery case

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Roslan affixes the stripes on newly-promoted ASP Mohd Irwan Hafiz Mohd Radzi of the Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) unit.

Roslan affixes the stripes on newly-promoted ASP Mohd Irwan Hafiz Mohd Radzi of the Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) unit.

KUCHING: Police have moved swiftly to solve an armed robbery case at a businessman’s house in Petra Jaya by detaining three Indonesian construction workers, who they believe were involved in the incident.

District police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad said the trio, aged between 22 and 26, were picked up from their quarters at a site located not far from the businessman’s house at Jalan Pustaka.

“Acting on intelligence gathered, a police team arrested three suspects around 5pm on Monday during a raid at a workers’ quarters,” he said to reporters following a monthly police parade at district headquarters here yesterday.

“All three possessed valid travel documents and work permits.

“Although we are still probing the matter, we believe we have solved the case with the arrests and are checking to see if they were involved in other robberies.”

Roslan added that police will be applying for a remand order against the trio, and called on those with information regarding the incident to assist police in the investigation.

In the 4.15am incident on Monday, four armed intruders tied up the businessman, his wife and their three children before making off with cash, jewellery and other valuables worth some RM60,000.

On a separate note, Roslan said the district’s crime index continued to show a downward trend as of yesterday, with the number of cases reported between Jan 1 and Feb 15 this year dropping by 11.97 per cent compared to the same period last year.

Earlier during the monthly parade, Roslan presented stripes to five officers who were recently promoted to the rank of ASP, as well as commendation certificates to 25 other personnel for their recent good work.

Among those present at the parade were deputy district police chiefs Supt Ernest John and Supt Ismail Mahmood, as well as other senior district police officers.