LEDANG: Six men were arrested on Friday following a spate of house break-ins at the Sungai Abong area.
The suspects, in their 20s and 30s, were nabbed at 12.30am to facilitate investigations into four house break-ins, involving losses estimated at RM150,000.
Muar district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Nasir Ramli said the first break-in occurred at 6.20am last Wednesday, followed by a second in the same neighbourhood two hours later.
The following day, the gang was believed to have broken into two more houses, also in the same neighbourhood at 7.40pm and 8.10pm.
Nasir said a special task force was then set up to investigate the break-ins, resulting in the arrest of the six suspects.
"Two of the suspects have records for violent crimes and we are waiting for the results of their urine tests.
"We believe there are other accomplices who are still at large," he said after a district-level shooting competition held in conjunction with the Police Day celebrations in Bukit Kangkar here, yesterday.
Present were Bentayan assemblyman Lee Ching Yong, Muar Umno division chief Datuk Mohd Ismail Mohd Shah and Bakri Umno division deputy chief Datuk Mazlan Sabari.
Nasir said the modus operandi of the gang was to enter a house and lock the occupants in a toilet before relieving them of their valuables.