House-breaking gang nabbed
KUALA MUDA: Police crippled a five-man house break-in gang here yesterday.
District police chief ACP Md Zukir Md Isa said in the 9am incident, a police patrol team chased the suspects for more than 20 minutes before cornering them near SMK Dato Bijaya Setia.
“The public had earlier alerted us that four men were seen behaving suspiciously in a car in front of a bank.
“The driver sped off when the patrol car approached, prompting the policemen to pursue the suspects,” he said.
He said several other patrol units then joined in the chase, which resulted in the car ramming into a lamp post.
“One of the suspects jumped out from the car and tried to attack the policemen with a machete, forcing them to fire a shot which hit the suspect’s leg.”
Zukir said police then sent the injured suspect to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital in Sungai Petani for treatment and arrested the other three suspects.
House-breaking equipment were also found in the car.
He added following the arrest, police picked up a fifth suspect at a house in Taman Seri Angsana at 12.30pm.