Il­le­gal nabbed for at­tempted rob­bery

The Star Malaysia - - News Nibbles -

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

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