KOTA KINABALU: Police believed that they have solved four house break-in cases in the state’s capital with the arrests of four men last week.
Dubbed “Gang Jamil”, the group comprised of a former convict, understood to be the mastermind and three others, all aged between 20 and 38.
Police arrested them in Putatan and Menggatal on March 10, following a police report lodged by a 34-year-old businessman whose house at Taman Putra Perdana in Menggatal was broken into the previous day.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said the victim, in his report claimed to have lost jewellery, watches, camera and laptops amounting to RM15,000.
“Investigation then led police to the arrests of the men in their respective homes the following day where we also recovered many stolen items valued close to RM25,000,” he said in a press conference.
Investigation had indicated the suspects were involved in another three house-breaking cases that took place earlier this month in Inanam and Menggatal with losses amounting to RM40,000.
All four men, who were also tested positive for drugs, were remanded for seven days from the day of their arrests.
Chandra said the case was being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code for housebreaking.