Dog unit sniffs out foreigner in petrol station break-in
KUCHING: A foreigner who allegedly broke into a petrol station here early yesterday was apprehended after he was sniffed out of his hiding spot by a police canine unit.
The 25-year- old suspect was spotted entering the premises along Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg by a member of the public around 4am, prompting an immediate call to the police.
A team from the Mobile Patrol Vehicle ( MPV) unit rushed to the scene following the call, and arrived to see the suspect climbing over a fence and fleeing the scene.
District deputy police chief Supt Abang Junaidi Abang Anuar said patrolmen, with assistance from a canine unit, subsequently found the suspect hiding at a construction site in the parking lot of Sarawak General Hospital.
“The suspect, an Indonesian, had no personal documents with him at the time of his arrest.
“Police personnel also recovered 25 packs of cigarettes believed to have been stolen from the petrol station,” he said when contacted.
Abang Junaidi added the suspect had to be forcibly restrained after putting up a fight in his bid to avoid arrest, resulting in him sustaining minor injuries.
He was then taken to the hospital for treatment before being placed in the lockup pending further investigation.