Trio who used modified plastic bottles for break-ins arrested
Three men who had been using modified plastic bottles to break into houses were arrested recently, and items worth RM 15,000 were seized from them. District Police Chief DSP Madang Usat said the trio, aged between 26 and 34, all locals, were picked up from a house at Phase 2 of the Beverly Hill Apartments here. “Based on a public tip-off, we manage to track down the three men and made the arrest. We also recovered three laptops, of which two are of Acer brand and one IBM, a Canon digital camera and jewellery items worth a total of RM 15,000,” he said. Madang said the trio had cut out a portion of the plastic bottles and used it to break into houses. One of the incidents, involving the trio, was believed to have occurred on April 4 where a 43-year-old woman reported that her house was broken into and several valuable items were reported missing. “We actually recovered some of the jewelleries from a goldsmith here. It is an offence to be in possession of stolen goods and you can be classified as an accomplice in the case,” he said. Madang said the case is investigated carries a jail sentence of between six months under Section 411 of the Penal Code which to five years.