Three students were among five suspects detained for their involvement in motorcycle thefts and house break ins around Alor Setar since January.
The first suspect, a 14-year-old student was detained by police at 3.15pm on May 26, after members of the public caught him trying to stealing a motorcyclein Anak Bukit.
Kota Setar police chief ACP Adzaman Mohd Jan said the arrest of the suspectled police to detain his four other accomplice who were aged between 13 and 19. “We recovered four vandalized motorcycles, two Honda C70 and another two Honda EX5.
We also found an EX5 motorcycle engine during the arrest,” he told reporters today. Adzaman said the vandalized motorcycles were found in the bushes behind the suspects’ house while another was found in a canal at Anak Bukit.
In an unrelated case, Adzaman said on May 17, police had also detained a26-year-old suspect, believed to have been involved in more than 21 robberies in and around Kota Setar.
“Goods stolen by the suspect were believed to have been sold to drug addictsand pawn shops in Alor Setar, Butterworth, Seberang Jaya (Penang) and Shah Alam,Selangor,” he said.
Following his arrest, police have also detained four suspects, two men and two women, aged between 20 and 40, who have acted as middlemen or buyers of the stolen goods, he said.
“The suspect is a drug addict and has seven previous criminal records fordrug related offences, motorcycle theft and house break ins,” he said.