Dog unit sniffs out for­eigner in petrol sta­tion break-in

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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.

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