IPOH: Just two days after being released from Tapah Prison, a man was rearrested for allegedly committing a snatch theft at Jalan Horley, Ipoh Baru here, on Sunday afternoon.
Ipoh acting district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Nordin Abdullah said the 31-year-old suspect, who had served eight months of jail time for drug-related offences, was nabbed in Jelapang at 8pm yesterday.
“In the 12.53pm incident, the suspect, who is believed to have been riding pillion on a motorcycle, approached a woman and snatched her handbag, causing her to fall and injure her left elbow,” he added.
Nordin said the victim, who lodged a police report at 1.30pm, said her handbag contained RM300 cash, identification documents and bank cards.
He said that due to the cooperation of the public and the police’s efficiency, the former inmate was detained in less than eight hours, and police are looking for another suspect in the case, which is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for armed and gang robbery.
The snatch theft was witnessed by two journalists who happened to be passing through the area by car. They were able to capture a picture of the incident, revealing the type and registration number of the motorcycle which the suspect was riding.
Nordin thanked the journalists for contacting and providing information to the police. – BERNAMA