House in Taman Tunku believed ransacked

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MIRI, Sept 13: A house owner in Taman Tunku here woke up on Wednesday morning to find the door to his storeroom ajar and a grass cutter and a chainsaw, worth about RM3,000, kept inside missing.

His 60-something wife, who had woken up at about 6.30am made the initial discover and immediately alerted her husband of the incident.

The couple later lodged a report with the Miri Central Police Station.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 65-year-old woman was duped of RM3,000 by a caller who claimed he was attached to the Miri Narcotics Department and could help get her son out of Lambir Prison.

According to sources, the victim received the call at about 8pm on Sunday (Sept 9), and the caller introduced himself as “Mr Lee”. Believing that a cop could release her son from prison, the sexagenarian did as she was told — deposit RM3,000 into a bank account.

She went to the bank to deposit the money about 45 minutes after receiving the call. She then headed to the Miri Narcotics Department to look for “Mr Lee”, but was told there was no such person in the department.

The victim immediately lodged a police report. — DayakDaily