Man arrested over break-in involving RM33,200 in stolen items

The suspect (white shirt) being escorted to Miri Central police station (CPS).

By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, March 14: Miri police on Tuesday detained a man for suspected involvement in a house break-in in early February, whereby valuables worth RM33,200 were reported stolen, including leopard’s teeth.

The teeth were estimated to be worth around RM1,000.

The arrest was made around 3.30pm, during a operation dubbed ‘Ops Pintu’.

The suspect, 41, was picked up by a Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team in front of his rented house at Jalan Aru here.

During the raid, the cops also discovered and seized 15 types of valuables including expensive wrist watches.

The house break-in reportedly occurred on Feb 7 at Interhill Park.

A police report was immediately lodged by the house owner, a 47 year-old technician upon returned from his workplace.

In the said incident, items and valuables worth RM33,200 were stolen including two elephant tusk bracelets, an elephant’s tooth, six wrist watches and various currency notes totalling RM15,000.

The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house break-in. — DayakDaily