By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, March 25: A 35 year-old lorry driver has been detained by the police suspected for his alleged involvement in a robbery which occurred on Saturday (March 23) morning.
According to sources, the suspect, armed with 40cm-long machete (parang), had allegedly gone to a workers’ quarters in Sungai Tangap Niah and robbed a Bangladesh national.
The suspect had allegedly threatened to behead the victim if he refused to comply with his demands.
Worried for his safety, the victim handed over cash amounting at RM200 and a handphone. Total loss was estimated to be about RM500.
The 43 year-old victim was unharmed during the 6.20am incident.
The suspect was arrested at 8am the same day, said Miri Police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah when contacted today.
“The suspect was picked up from a Pan Borneo camp in Sungai Tangap Niah, Miri-Bintulu road,” he said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is working in the same estate as the victim.
The case is being investigated under Section 392 and 397 of the Penal Code. — DayakDaily