Miri cops solve Piasau rep’s house break-in case within 36 hours

Two of the suspects were arrested at Miri open-air market on Tuesday afternoon. They are seen here being escorted by policemen to a police vehicle.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Dec 19: Police consider as solved the break-in case at Piasau assemblyman Dato Sebastian Ting’s house in Tanjong Lobang on Monday with the arrest of five men.

The suspects are aged between 28 and 45.


According to state CID chief SAC Denis Leong Soon Kuai, the first suspect was nabbed in a budget hotel in Permyjaya a few hours after the crime was reported.

Yesterday afternoon, police rounded up the second and third suspects at Miri open-air market.

“The fourth and fifth suspects were picked up at Taman Bulatan, around 8.20pm on Tuesday night, inside a car, and our CID personnel also recovered three plasma televisions (TV),” he said.

“With the arrest of the suspects, we considered the case as solved, but we are still investigating if some others are involved, too.”

Two of the suspects were collared by Miri CID personnel at Taman Bulatan at 8.20pm yesterday. During the arrest, police recovered three plasma televisions inside the vehicle the suspects were in.

Ting’s house was discovered broken into at about 8am on Monday by his eldest son, who went to the house for a routine check.

There was nobody in the house then. Ting was in Kuching attending a Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) meeting, while his other family members were in Kuala Lumpur.

Miri CID personnel together with the K9 unit were immediately despatched to the scene after they were alerted of the crime.

Meanwhile, Ting, when met outside the Miri central police station (CPS) after identifying the seized stolen items this morning, congratulated the police for their quick action that led to the arrests. — DayakDaily