KUALA LUMPUR: Police have solved at least 10 house break-in cases with the arrest of five men recently at a budget hotel in Desa Serdang and a house in Bandar Mahkota Cheras.
Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said the thieves had, on Aug 8, broken into a double-storey house in Bandar Damai Perdana where they escaped with valuables and a Honda Civic.
On Sunday, police received a tip-off that the Honda Civic had been spotted at a budget hotel in Desa Serdang.
A police team raided the hotel at 6am and arrested three men.
They also found passports, an oxy-acetylene torch and several pawn shop receipts.
In a follow-up operation, police raided a house in Bandar Mahkota Cheras where they found various house break-in tools, several television sets, laptops, passports and jewellery believed to be stolen.
They also found an undisclosed amount of cash from two suspects in the house.
The suspects, aged 29 and 61, were remanded until Aug 25 to facilitate investigations.
It is learnt that the 61-year-old suspect had eight previous convictions for various crimes.
Ab Rashid said the gang had been active since November last year and were responsible for at least 10 break-ins in Kajang.