LEDANG: A thief who broke into three premises in one night and carted away items that included a generator was detained in an operation here.
Ledang police chief Supt Harun Idris said the unemployed 27-year-old, who is married with two children, was arrested in Jalan Sialang at about 4pm on May 9.
He said initial investigations showed that the man had committed four crimes, including snatch theft in Tangkak on April 14 and looting three houses on April 18.
“We found several stolen items, including two pairs of branded shoes, a laptop, a digital camera and some jewellery, and the generator set,” he said.
“We believe his arrest has helped police solve at least five cases,” he said yesterday.
Supt Harun said the man was acting on his own as all his activities were done without any other person's assistance.
He said the total value of the stolen items found at the man's house was about RM10,000 and police believed the suspect could have sold some things, adding that police were tracking down the buyers to determine the extent of the man's criminal activities.
In another case, Supt Harun said a Felda settler who returned home at about 2am on Monday caught a thief in his house in Bukit Serampang.
The 53-year-old saw someone hiding behind some clothes in the storeroom and decided to corner the intruder.
The 17-year-old intruder from the settlement had entered the house through a window and had stolen a handphone.
He has been detained for investigations.
SOURCE: THE STAR, MAY 15, 2013