Police arrest armed robbery suspect

James Kon

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) apprehended a man for alleged involvement in an armed robbery of a convenience shop in Jalan Pasir Berakas, Brunei-Muara District.

The incident took place on November 29 morning where a cashier of a convenience shop was the victim, according to Acting Head of Major Crimes Investigation, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Acting Senior Superintendent Haji Mohamad Khairul Amilin bin Haji Idris.

The victim – a foreigner – was threatened by the alleged robber to hand over proceeds of the shop but refused to comply. A scuffle ensued and the victim was injured while the suspect escaped.

The Berakas Police Station received a report and an investigation was carried out. The Housebreaking and Car Theft Unit assisted by Special Investigation Unit of CID took over the investigation and arrested the suspect following a public tip-off.

The suspect is a local man aged 30 and the case is being investigated. The RBPF found a number of evidence related to the case – a knife, vehicle and clothing – that the suspect was believed to have used in the incident.

The suspect, if found guilty, will be imprisoned for a period of no more than 30 years and whipping of no less than 12 strokes.

The RBPF conveyed its gratitude for public cooperation in tracking the whereabouts of
the suspect.

The items seized by the police. PHOTO: RBPF