TANGKAK: The police here arrested two motorcycle thieves while they sought treatment at hospitals after being involved in accidents.
In the first incident, a 24-year-old thief who tried to snatch a woman’s bag crashed his motorcycle near the Tangkak Hospital on Oct 5, and was arrested at the hospital in Jempol, Negri Sembilan, the next day.
The man, from Tangkak, had earlier stolen a motorcycle, then failed in his attempt to snatch the woman’s handbag and was later involved in an accident along Jalan Paya Emas.
Ledang police chief Supt Harun Idris said the man somehow managed to escape and later stole another motorcycle before fleeing to Negri Sembilan.
“However, our networking system managed to relay information on the man and he was arrested while seeking treatment at the Jempol hospital.
The man has been charged in court and was sentenced to two years jail.” he told reporters recently.
Supt Harun said the other thief, aged 41, stole a motorcycle in Sungai Mati and was later involved in an accident near Kebun Baru.
He was arrested at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital.
He said the man, also from Sungai Mati, wanted to sell off the bike at a Felda scheme but got involved in an accident and suffered broken legs.
He said the man was first rushed to the Tangkak Hospital but his injuries were serious and had to be sent to the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital.
He said police managed to track him down after investigating the accident near Kebun Baru and sent a team to the hospital to detain the man.
Supt Harun said an Indonesian from Lombok had been arrested after committing armed robbery at a house in Kampung Seri Makmor near here.
He said the man, aged 28, had entered the house and robbed its occupants of a gold necklace, a digital camera and several cellular handsets at 2am on Oct 8.
However, he added, by 8.15pm the same day, police managed to track the man at a farm about one kilometre from the house where the robbery occurred.
On another case, the Ledang police had also managed to detain two Form Five boys and seized some motorcycle parts from one of them on Oct 9.
Both boys, aged 17, admitted to stealing a Honda motorcycle and would be charged in the court soon, he added.
SOURCE: THE STAR, OCTOBER 19, 2010