By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, May 6: Eight members of a burglary gang dubbed “Gang Nullie” who took advantage of the Movement Control Order (MCO) following the Covid-19 outbreak to rob a number of premises in Permyjaya and Piasau Utara were detained by police this morning.
The suspects, including their ringleader, aged from 23 to 36, were aprehended in four separate locations in Permyjaya following a tip-off.
They were picked up by a Miri Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team led by Inspector Fredly Juing around 8am, to assist in the police probe under Section 457 of the Penal Code for house break-in.
Police believed they have solved at least eight burglary cases in this district involving the gang throughout the MCO period, including a burglary of premises in Piasau Utara on May 4, which saw cash amounting to RM6,000 reported stolen after an intrusion by the suspects.
Their act was caught by the premises’ surveilliance camera, which also gave the police a crucial lead leading to the suspects’ arrests.
According to Miri police chief, ACP Lim Meng Seah, one of the suspects has been wanted by the police since 2017, to assist in a probe under Section 324 of the Penal Code for causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means. — DayakDaily