Fmtnews, Melaka

Fmtnews, Melaka

Nabbed - ‘Raj Gang’ duo involved in stealing from houses of worship

Police say arrest of the two men solves seven such cases in Melaka.

5/3/2021 1:07:00 PM

Police say arrest of the two men solves seven such cases in Melaka . FMTNews Melaka

Police say arrest of the two men solves seven such cases in Melaka .

Police said the suspects enter mosques, suraus and temples to steal from donation boxes.MELAKA: The Raj Gang, believed to have been active in stealing from donation boxes at houses of worship since December last year, was crippled after two men were arrested on Monday.

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State CID chief Mohd Sukri Kaman said the two were picked up separately in Bukit Serindit and Tehel after midnight.He said police believed they have solved at least seven cases of donation box theft at mosques, surau and temples, which took place between December last year and February this year, with the arrest of the duo aged 22 and 24.

“The gang’s modus operandi was to enter the houses of worship at night and prise the donation boxes open to take the money. Following the arrest, we also seized a car, a motorcycle and various tools believed to have been used in the criminal activities,” he said in a statement here today.

Mohd Sukri said the suspects have been remanded until Friday and the case was being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code.In the meantime, he said the police were also looking for one Noor Rahman Abd Rahim, 24, who they believe could help investigations into the case.

He said those with information on the man could contact investigation officer Sergeant Mohd Hanafi Md Zam at 019-3646812 Read more: Free Malaysia Today »

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