Six arrested over armed robbery of lorry driver in Siniawan

The injured lorry driver.

By Nancy Nais

BAU, Aug 6: Police have arrested six male suspects yesterday, in connection with an armed robbery at Tanjung Durian, Siniawan on Aug 2.

Bau police district chief DSP Page Nyaon said the arrests were made at two separate locations.

Two suspects were arrested around 5.20pm at Jalan Datuk Stephen Yong in Kuching while another four were arrested around 6.40pm at an open field in Kampung Bunga Rampai, Siniawan.

“All six suspects are aged between 20 and 32-years-old. The case will be investigated under Section 395/397 of the Penal Code which is punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 20 years, and shall also be liable to whipping,” Page said.

He added that all six suspects do not have any past criminal records.

They are currently detained at the Bau Police Station for further investigation.

During the armed robbery, a 26-year-old lorry driver suffered head and neck injuries.

The victim had just arrived at a chicken farm around 11.30pm when he was approached by four men; two on a motorcycle, while the other two came in a green Proton Saga.

One of the men allegedly took out a machete and attacked the victim, while another man grabbed his wallet and keys before they fled the scene. — DayakDaily