JB Thief Who Used Car to Ram Shop Gates Open

He must use some of the spare parts to repair his attack vehicles.

From The Star 18 June 2010:

Thief rams through gates with stolen cars to get loot

JOHOR BARU: A thief here used his car to ram through the front gates of several shops in order to break into the premises.

The 26-year-old man is believed to have struck at nine car spare parts shops in the city over the past one month.

Acting on a tip-off, police finally tracked him down and arrested him in front of a shop in Taman Mawar at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Roslan Zainuddin said police found two cars parked by the roadside in Taman Nusa Damai and discovered items that were reported stolen from the shops, including eight new car tyres, nine bottles of engine oil, a car battery and a cheque book.

“The front gates of all the shops involved were rammed open. We believe the man used the vehicles to ram the main gates before escaping with his loot,” he said, adding that the cars – a Nissan Sunny and a Honda Civic – were reported stolen in Taman Pelangi and Pasir Gudang.

The man has been remanded until June 23 to facilitate investigations, said Supt Roslan.

In another case, he said police apprehended a chef and an unemployed man, aged 23 and 26 years, after a raid at their home in Taman Mawar on June 14 turned up 39 ATM cards.

“We are investigating if they stole the cards, some of which have been reported missing.

“We found RM1,550 and the ATM cards in a drawer,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 29(1) of the Minor Offences Laws, which carries a maximum RM1,000 fine, one year in jail or both.

Supt Roslan said police had also raided 582 premises suspected of having slot machines, adding that 44 caretakers and 22 gamblers were arrested between January and June.

“We also seized 689 slot machines worth an estimated RM1.2mil,” he said.

2 Responses to “JB Thief Who Used Car to Ram Shop Gates Open”

  1. Simon Thong Says:

    As long as they were stolen cars, why not? Caught only at the 9th or 10th spare parts shop! Went on a crime spree and it took one month for him to be caught – is that considered quick? Clever police? lol

  2. Kitchen Towels · Says:

    it is quite fun to play on slot machines specially if you win a lot “

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