2 men arrested in Bintulu convenience store robbery, weapons seized

The two suspects arrested by Bintulu police. Photo credit: IPD Bintulu

By DayakDaily Team

BINTULU, June 22: The police have arrested two male suspects, aged 25 and 33, believed to have recently robbed a 24-hour convenience store in town.

In a news report by TVS, Bintulu District Police Chief Superintendent Nixon Joshua Ali stated that the suspects were apprehended at two separate locations in Bintulu during an operation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Bintulu District Police Headquarters (IPD).


“As a result of the interrogation, the police seized a machete, two black helmets, two short-sleeved shirts, and two pairs of jeans that were used during the incident.

“Investigation revealed that the suspects have past criminal records, including causing injuries, making threats, and drug abuse,” he said in a statement today.

Nixon added that the suspects would be remanded at the Bintulu Magistrate’s Court under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code.

If convicted, the law provides for imprisonment of up to 20 years, with a fine or whipping.

The suspects are also due to undergo a urine screening test.

Nixon emphasised that the police will not compromise or tolerate criminal activities, particularly robbery, which disrupts public safety.

“This arrest is part of the ongoing efforts by the police to curb robbery in the Bintulu district,” he said.

The public is encouraged to provide information and cooperate with the police in tackling crimes by contacting the Bintulu IPD Operations Room at 086-318304. — DayakDaily