TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

07 April 2009

MOTHER'S DENIAL LEADS TO ARREST OF SON

Zalifah Mohd Yatim

FOR the past two years, a 26-year-old man had been living a life of crime by breaking into homes and stealing jewellery, laptop computers, handphones and watches.

 Superintendent Harun Idris (second from right) and other officers inspecting the recovered items from the suspect.
Superintendent Harun Idris (second from right) and other officers inspecting the recovered items from the suspect.

But what led police to arrest the suspect was his own mother.

During a police raid at the suspect's house in Bukit Gambir, Tangkak, his mother had denied owning a handbag and other stolen items that were seized from the son's bedroom.

Prior to that, the suspect had explained to the raiding police team that the items belonged to his mother.

The mother, who had accompanied the police during the March 13 raid later denied that the items belonged to her and her family.

Ledang district police chief Superintendent Harun Idris said that the police team seized RM10,000 worth of items such as a laptop computer, jewellery, women's accessories, watches, handphones, a birth certificate and a Malaysian passport.

Police also seized some tools which were believed to have been used by the suspect during the burglaries.

Harun said that initial investigations revealed that the suspect was involved in three burglary cases in Ledang and five similar cases in Muar district.

The burglaries occurred since 2007.

The suspect is also believed to be a drug addict who had pawned his loot to feed his addiction.

"The youth has been remanded and has been referred to the Muar district police to assist with investigations," said Harun during a press conference last Wednesday.

SOURCE: NST JOHOR BUZZ, 7 APRIL 2009

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