Only few hours needed for alert Samariang police to solve motorcycle theft

The motorcycle which was being dismantled by the first suspect.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, July 5: It took the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) just hours to solve a motorcycle theft case in Samariang last night.

At 8.40am, police personnel on patrol saw a 15-year-old boy dismantling a motorcycle in the compound of an unoccupied house at Samariang and questioned him.

According to Kuching District Deputy Police Chief Supt Merbin Lisa in a statement, a Crime Investigation Department (CID) Kuching team led by Inspector Muhammad Rizal subsequently managed to arrest the 24-year-old mastermind behind the theft after interrogating the first suspect.

The two suspects were arrested. With this, the police believe they have solved a motorcycle theft case reported earlier at 6am on the same day.

The second suspect had four previous criminal records for drug offences. Both suspects will be remanded for four days for further investigation.

They will be investigated under Sec 379(A) of the Penal Code.

The public are urged to contact the police immediately if they notice any suspicious activity so as to prevent crime.

The public may contact the police at 082-244444 or the nearest police station. — DayakDaily