Banished man on crime spree held

KUALA LUMPUR - Police have arrested a 26-year-old man who violated his restricted residence order and went on a nine-day robbery spree around the city.

The man, who was banished to Benut in Pon­tian, Johor, on Oct 7 under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959, was detained for his involvement in a gang and several robberies, said City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah.

The man started his crime spree on Nov 5 when he robbed a taxi driver of his vehicle and used it to rob a Nepalese in Bangsar.

He then robbed a student in Batu Caves on Nov 8 and a French woman in Bangsar three days later. He also robbed a driver of a luxury car, and attacked an Australian outside his home in Bukit Persekutuan the same day but failed to rob him.

Following a report by Pontian police, a team spotted the suspect on Nov 13 and trailed him.

Police nabbed him after two more robberies, said SAC Ku.

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