Illegal nabbed for attempted robbery
TAWAU: A 37-year-old illegal immigrant who tried to rob a convenience store in Jalan Kuhara here at midnight yesterday was arrested by police.
District police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said the suspect barged into the store wearing a mask and motorcycle helmet, and pointed a samurai sword at the counter staff, demanding money.
A police team on crime prevention patrol managed to apprehend the suspect after a short struggle.
Police seized the sword, a screwdriver and mask from him.
Fadil said the suspect tested positive for syabu and has a police record for a drug offence and illegal entry. He was deported to the Philippines in 2006. — Bernama