Kuantan:Four nabbed within hours after two robberies
Posted January 10, 2008on:
Tuesday January 8, 2008
The Star Online
Four nabbed within hours after two robberies
KUANTAN: Three teenagers and a 20-year-old youth were arrested for two robberies within hours after they allegedly committed the crimes near a shopping mall here.
State CID deputy chief I Supt Nordin Mustapha said the group first robbed and assaulted a 17-year-old student of his handphone and cash amounting to RM250 at 2.30pm on Sunday.
Less than two hours later, they struck again, robbing two students, aged 14 and 16, of their handphones and money totalling RM200, he added.
“The first report was lodged at 3.20pm and the second one at 4.15pm. The police personnel on duty including those stationed at the mobile van located in front of one the shopping mall’s entrances immediately began to scour the area after being informed of the first report,” he said at his office here yesterday.
They spotted a group of youths behaving suspiciously in the area and approached them.
The group ran off after being questioned but the police managed to arrest one of them at 5pm, Supt Nordin said.
The suspect later led the police team to Kampung Balok Makmur in Beserah where the other three were arrested at 7pm, Supt Nordin said, adding:
“The police recovered the handphones but not the cash.”
Two of the suspects were aged 17 while the others were 14 and 20. They were either jobless or school dropouts.