Youth stealing motorcycle caught redhanded
KUCHING: A youth was handed over to police after he was caught red-handed trying to make off with a motorcycle at Kampung Stampin Baru on Wednesday night.
The incident took place around 8.30pm when the motorcycle owner, a 22-year- old man, was awakened from sleep by his sister-in-law, who said she saw an unknown individual pushing away his motorcycle from the compound of his house.
Reacting to the news, the bike owner rushed out of his house and spotted the thief running towards the main road together with his motorcycle and immediately gave chase.
He managed to nab the culprit, who was later identified as a 20-year- old male from the Stutong area, and contacted the police for help.
Police personnel arrived shortly after to take custody of the youth and placed him in the lockup pending further investigation.
In an unrelated case, a housewife lost cash and personal documents when she fell victim to a pair of snatch thieves at Chawan Road on Wednesday.
The 48-year- old woman was about to get into her car, which was parked outside of her parents house, when an unknown man approached her and grabbed her handbag.
The man then ran towards a motorcycle, where a male accomplice was waiting, and sped off from the scene before the shell- shocked victim could shout for help.
Among the items reported missing in the 1pm incident included local and foreign currency, a passport and several bank books.