Low Yat theft suspect likely to be charged today

Low Yat theft suspect likely to be charged today
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A 22-year-old man, allegedly involved in the theft of a smartphone which eventually led to a brawl at Low Yat Plaza, is expected to be brought to court Tuesday morning.

The suspect, who had been remanded since last Saturday night, is expected to be produced before a magistrate's court to face charges of theft.

He was among 19 people remanded.

He is expected to be charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code for theft.

According to Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, two people were arrested at Low Yat Plaza last Saturday, however, one was released by an investigating officer.

Khalid said that they had stolen a mobile phone from a kiosk and on hearing cries for help, staff of another kiosks had stepped in to catch them.

Following the incident, the released accomplice reportedly returned to Low Yat with a group of seven and attacked the kiosk staff who had helped nabbed him and the alleged thief.

The duo's claim of being cheated went viral and later that evening more than a hundred people gathered at the mall, eventually leading to a brawl that saw five people, including three journalists, hurt.

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