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Cops nab four armed suspects hoping to take advantage of MCO

26 Mar 2020 / 18:30 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: As the streets are mostly deserted with the movement control order (MCO) in force, four armed suspects thought it would be a good time to strike.

But little did they realise that crime prevention remains a priority for police despite the cops also enforcing the MCO.

The four armed criminals lurking in the midst of the enforcement in search of victims were apprehended by Cheras police at two separate locations.

At noon on Tuesday, police patrolmen on motorcycles spotted three men behaving suspiciously at Taman Maluri and went after them.

On pulling them over and searching them, police found a stun gun, a pair of handcuffs, a samurai sword, two sets of walkie-talkies and six cellphones.

Cheras police chief ACP Mohamed Mokhsein Mohamed Zon said the suspects, two aged 25 and the other aged 26, are being held under a four-day remand order for further investigations for impersonating a civil servant, possession of dangerous weapons and the handcuffs.

In a separate case on Wednesday, a 46-year-old electrician driving suspiciously at Taman Shamelin was nabbed by police on patrol.

Mohamad Mokhsein said the man was found in possession of an air pistol, six rounds of air pistol ammunition, a parang and a baseball bat-torchlight.

He said checks showed that the suspect had a previous criminal record for robbery.

Mohamad Mokhsein said the suspect is in police custody under a two-day remand order.

“As much as we are focusing on enforcing the MCO to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, our daily policing duties continue to ensure the security and safety of the public is not compromised.” he said today.

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