KOTA KINABALU, SABAH :
A local man who allegedly stole 11 bicycles and sold them for between RM 250 to RM 500 has been detained by police in Sembulan on Dec 15, 2020.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah police chief ACP Habibi Majinji said the suspect was arrested following a police report lodged by a victim who claimed to have lost two (2) bicycles from his home at Taman Sri Gaya, between 10 pm on Dec 14, 2020 and 7 am on Dec 15, 2020.
" Following the report, police managed to apprehend a man who they believed is the main suspect in the case along Jalan Sembulan, here around 2 pm on Dec 15, 2020.
" Police investigation revealed the suspect stole bicycles and sold them to unsuspecting buyers for RM 250 to RM 500 depending on the condition of the bicycles, " he said, adding that the suspect admitted to have stolen nine (9) bicycles, with losses estimated around RM 10,000, before he was finally arrested.
The suspect tested positive for drug abuse and has 10 criminal records, said Habibi.
The suspect is currently being remanded for investigation under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft.
@ Jackie San