KUALA SELANGOR - Six men who used to break into cars at restaurants and wedding venues have been arrested.
Kuala Selangor OCPD Supt Mohd Taib Ahmad said police learnt about the gang after receiving several reports of car break-ins since January.
"The suspects would go in search of cars at restaurants and wedding venues," he told reporters at the police headquarters here yesterday.
"Once they've spotted a car with valuables left in it, they would break a window and steal the items," he said.
Police set up a task force, and on March 15 got the first break when personnel stopped a Perodua Kancil near Mile Four of Jalan Kapar.
"We arrested four men at about 5pm and seized two SmartTags and three mobile phones," he said.
Following interrogation, Supt Mohd Taib said police raided an apartment in Jalan Sultan Mahmud three hours later and arrested two more men.
"We also seized sling bags, foreign and Malaysian currencies and a machete," he said, adding that the six were aged between 20 and 51.
The suspects, five of whom tested positive for ganja and syabu, had been remanded for 11 days.
The suspects, Supt Mohd Taib added, were responsible for at least 11 car break-ins.
"The gang was also behind the armed robbery of a sundry shop," he said.