By ILONA ANDREW
KOTA KINABALU: The city police on Wednesday arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of breaking into an office located in Inanam and stealing two sets of the company’s computers.
Kota Kinabalu police chief ACP Habibi Manjiji said, the suspect who hailed from Tenom was nabbed at his rented room in an unnumbered shophouse at Inanam after the company’s manager lodged a police report a week ago.
“Several items believed to be stolen by the suspect and three of his accomplices, who had been arrested by the narcotic authorities, were also seized during the arrest,” he said during a press conference here, on Friday.
Among the seized items were amplifiers, karaoke sets, and a television. The two computers stolen from the burgled office were also found at the scene.
According to Habibi, the urine test of the suspect came back positive and he is currently on remand until May 24.
“The suspect confessed to buying the goods stolen by the three accomplices at cheap prices before reselling them to other people.
“With this, we were able to solve four other cases related to house and shop break-ins,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code that carries a jail term of up to 14 years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
Habibi also stated that the total loss is estimated at RM10,000.