Burglar with 41 criminal records nabbed

Burglar with 41 criminal records nabbed

JOHOR BARU - A man with 41 past criminal records for house break-ins and robberies in Yong Peng has been nabbed after an owner spotted him trying to break into his car.

"The 33-year-old man is a wanted felon linked to at least seven cases," Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff told reporters at the state police headquarters here yesterday. "He also has three pending cases in court."

Police also confiscated an array of items from the suspect that included various break-in tools, a parang and a small saw.

"With the arrest of the man, we believe we have solved at least one vehicle break-in case and five house break-ins in the Batu Pahat area," said SDCP Mohd Mokhtar.

In a separate case, SDCP Mohd Mokhtar said police arrested a man believed to be linked to the murder of a fishmonger and the assault of another man on Sept 11.

"The suspect has four past criminal records and was being hunted down by the police in connection with the murder at Jalan Pasar in Batu Pahat here two days ago," he said.

"The suspect also tested positive for drugs and we confiscated gloves, a mobile phone, a knife and a screwdriver from him," he said, adding that the 30-year-old suspect could be linked to 10 cases of breaking into houses.

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