PETALING JAYA - A 13-year-old suspect fell from the second floor of a business centre in Laman Rimbunan Raya, Kepong, in a bid to escape police after he allegedly tried to break into a shop here.
The teenager, believed to be a school dropout, had allegedly tried to force his way into the premises with the help of a 24-year-old accomplice on Tuesday.
Sentul Deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Sukri Kaman said the suspect panicked when police arrived at the scene and tried to flee during the 6.45am incident.
"We received a call from a passer-by alerting us of the attempted break-in at about 6.30am and police arrived several minutes later.
"We saw one of the suspects throwing a bag from the second floor so we immediately apprehended him. Several housebreaking tools were found in the bag," he said.
Supt Mohd Sukri said while detaining the older suspect, a policeman saw someone falling from the other side of the building.
"When we checked, it was the teenager. He suffered serious injuries to his body and head and has been sent to the Selayang Hospital for treatment," he said, adding that the teenager is in critical condition and warded at the intensive care unit.
Investigations also revealed that the duo managed to break the padlock of a shop located on the first floor of the business centre.
The case is being investigated under Section 453 of the Penal Code for housebreaking.