Former convicts held over burglaries, thefts
Two brothers and their friend were picked up from their house at Kampung Bambangan in Inanam for involvement in seven house and car break-ins and snatch theft cases here. City police chief ACP Ahmad Sofi Zakaria yesterday said the brothers, aged 22 and 29, and their 27-year-old friend were detained following a public tip-off. During the arrest, the police also recovered several items which had been reported missing from the victims’ houses. Among the items were four car rims with tyres, seven jade pendants, a Casio watch, a digital camera, two Sony speakers, two jade bracelets and two three-foot long electric cables. “They are all ex-convicts. The brothers were released from prison in August while the friend in October,” said Sofi. Initial investigation also showed that brothers had committed the crime earlier was later joined by the third person after his release from prison.